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Chords for Happy Birthday To You with lyrics and chart sheet

The chord progression and words for this well-known song in easy guitar tab notation. The chords can also be used to play as an accompaniment to the melody on the piano. Beginners find it quite an easy song to learn as it's a well-known melody and uses basic harmony.

Note: beginners can play the chord of D instead of D7, as the notes in the two chords are almost the same (actually, you can do this in many songs).

      G           D
Happy birthday to you,

      D7          G
Happy birthday to you,

                     C
Happy birthday, dear ___ ___,

      G        D7 G
Happy birthday to you.

Guitar chords:

happy birthday guitar chords key G

These are the chord charts for Happy Birthday in key G, suitable for playing on acoustic or electric guitar. There are also sheets with chords in keys F and C. Time to get your vocal cords working!