How Do You Play "Happy Birthday" on a Piano?


Quick Answer

The chord progression for the "Happy Birthday" song goes C G G C C F F C G C, which can be played by itself on a piano as others sing along or with the right hand playing melody. The same melody is also used for the similar song "Good Morning to You."

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"Happy Birthday to You," a brief melody penned by the Hill sisters in 1890, can be quickly learned for piano as it only consists of two bars. The familiar song uses chords and melody to convey the lyrics, which change to feature the recipient's name near the end.

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