Happy Days Theme Tune

Happy Days Theme (Chords)

I thought this one would be completely straightforward, but it presented a few problems. I’m still not really sure about the ending.

In the chord sheet this one, you’ll notice a few letters in brackets. They’re not chords but single notes. So where it says “(A Ab)” you play just those notes on the G string.

When you have to change quickly from Bb or B to C, it’s easier to use the Bb chord shape moved up two frets rather than the open C chord.

I had to cheat the solo a little bit to get it to fit on the uke. I’ve tabbed it like this:

happy days ukulele tab

But I had shift each note in bar 3 up one notch on the major scale as there’s a Bb in the original. If you’re playing on a low-G uke, you could play it like this:

low-G ukulele tab

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  1. zym September 7th, 2008 5:49 pm

    That is nothing short of outstanding!

    Was the theme to Happy Days written for the show , or is it a 50s song?

    In other news,
    I was in your neck of the woods yesterday, bought myself some Bakewell tart Pudding

  2. brian September 7th, 2008 6:19 pm

    Great.. now this song can be stuck in my head in a completely different form

  3. Woodshed September 8th, 2008 7:44 pm

    zym: I think it was written for the show. *Visits Wikipedia* Hmm, it’s not explicit but it sounds like it was written for it.

    I’ve never had a Bakewell Tart or a Bakewell Pudding. It’s something of a badge of honour for me.

    brian: Sorry about that ;)

  4. Sandy February 15th, 2010 4:30 pm

    Thank you sooo much for posting this? It makes me happy ^_^ But, I have a problem with the sheet-music-form, if you could help me understand. Also, for the verses, is it just one strum per chord, or is there a certain strum pattern. Thanks!

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