How to Play Happy Birthday – Guitar Chords, Lyrics and Melody

How to Play Happy Birthday – Guitar Chords, Lyrics and Melody

Happy birthday is a pretty simple to play even for a beginner. All you need to know is 4 simple chords – G, D, D7 and C. Let’s see how they look and how to use them to play the song right now.

Happy Birthday Guitar Chords

  • G
  • D
  • D7
  • C

Chords and Lyrics to Happy Birthday on Guitar

————G—————–D

Happy BIRthday to YOU,

————D7————–G

Happy BIRthday to YOU,

————C———————–G———–

Happy BIRthday, mister PREsident

———–D7—————G—

Happy BIRthday to YOU!

Here you go. The large, bolded letters are those where the stress falls on. So that’s when you start playing the chord.

Melody Line (Lead Guitar)

If you are a lead guitar player and would like to jam along the chords, here is a great, beginner-friendly guitar lesson on how to play happy birthday melody line from Andy Guitar.

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