Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday (Tab)

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to me.

I turned thirty today which makes me officially over the hill. If we were in a Logan’s Run-style future my palm-light would be blinking and I’d be running for my life – pausing only to make out with Jenny Agutter. But until the planet comes to its senses and instigates such a policy, I’m free to amble around telling youngsters how everything was better in the auld-times.

I know you’re all planning a huge surprise party for me later, so I won’t go on. I just wanted to post my tab of Happy Birthday so you can all play it to me at the party.

It also happens to be the birthday of Martin ukuleles tomorrow.

According to here, the traits of Sagittarius are:

* Fun
* Optimist
* Good-natured
* Sociable
* Spiritual
* Impatient
* Fears responsibility
* Self-indulgence
* Fanaticism
* Peter Pan syndrome
* Tendency to gamble

A terrible description of me, perhaps a better description of Martin ukes.

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  1. Winger December 9th, 2007 4:52 pm

    Many Happy Returns, you old bugger! I turn 30 in Feb, so I’m not far behind, but for now I’ll enjoy beng in my twenties while you’re NOT! Heehee! Have a wonderful day, hope you enjoy all your celebrations, whatever form they may take.
    Love C x

  2. West December 9th, 2007 5:15 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Have a good one!

  3. Ian B December 9th, 2007 5:22 pm

    Happy birthday!

  4. Woodshed December 9th, 2007 6:20 pm

    Thanks guys.

    Winger: Everyone knows that 29 in girl years is about 39 in boys years :P

  5. wannauke December 9th, 2007 6:28 pm

    Dont forget to tie an onion to your belt.

    And keep those danged kids off your lawn!

  6. Heather December 9th, 2007 7:25 pm

    Have a swell day, Woodshed!

  7. Nelson December 9th, 2007 8:12 pm

    Happy birfdeeeeee!
    Whaddya get?

  8. Minamin December 9th, 2007 8:21 pm

    Happy birthday! And many MOOOORRRE!

  9. Woodshed December 9th, 2007 10:04 pm

    Thanks folks. No new uke, I’m afraid. Boo hoo!

  10. Brian December 9th, 2007 10:30 pm

    30 is a dangerous age-young enough to still make the same mistakes-old enough to know better-wait till you hit 50-bits fall off!!


  11. Woodshed December 9th, 2007 10:56 pm

    Well, that’s something to look forward to.

  12. zym December 10th, 2007 12:25 am

    happy birthday!

    just remember: 30 is the new ’21’ :)

  13. Bluekulele December 10th, 2007 8:39 am

    Whippersnapper. Callow youth etc…
    Remember to celebrate when you reach 33 & 4 months, at which point you’ll be 33 1/3, a long-player.
    Happy birthday and thanks for the great tabs etc.

  14. Woodshed December 10th, 2007 7:14 pm

    Thanks, guys.

    I think understanding the 33 1/3 reference means I’m definitely old.

  15. LonnaB December 10th, 2007 11:33 pm

    30 is definitely the new 21, I’ll second that.

    Happy Birthday, man.

  16. Woodshed December 10th, 2007 11:38 pm

    Thanks, Lonna.

  17. amber December 11th, 2007 7:13 am

    Happy birthday! I’m following close behind you, in about 6 months I’ll be 30 too. I’d buy you a uke but I’m not rich.

  18. Woodshed December 11th, 2007 7:48 am

    Thanks, amber. Turning 30 is obviously in at the moment. All the cool kids are doing it.

  19. Joe January 19th, 2008 9:24 pm

    happy birthday for 1 month at least, ago!

    the tab is awesome

  20. Fat Sam September 1st, 2008 9:56 am

    thanks man i learn it just in time for my sister birthday!! it made th fact that i diidnt have a presennt easyer to take!!

  21. Woodshed September 1st, 2008 9:24 pm

    Nice work, Fat Sam. I’ll have to remember that trick next time I forget someone’s birthday.

  22. cj October 10th, 2008 11:26 am

    i know it’s a bit late and i’m new to the uke but your birthday is my birthday right on

  23. Woodshed October 11th, 2008 6:59 am

    Many happy returns for the 9th December, CJ.

  24. newbie May 2nd, 2009 10:33 pm

    isn’t happy birthday in 3/4?

  25. Woodshed May 7th, 2009 9:32 am

    newbie: It is. I don’t know what I was thinking.

  26. Sammi October 2nd, 2009 6:09 pm

    wow i am so learning this asap so glad i bought a freakin black uke

  27. Johan December 16th, 2009 6:20 am

    I watched a video on youtube and it directed me here.
    I think that this website is great, but I would also like to know the fingering of this song.
    Thank You!
    (you can email it to me or just post it)

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