Pharrell/WotE – Happy (Chords)

Pharrell Williams/Walk off the Earth – Happy (Chords)

Walk off the Earth do a great job of making the covers they do look like a ton of fun. Every time they make a new one I get the urge to write it up. And I caved once again with their version of Pharrell Williams’s Happy with Parachute. It combines a funky riff with some tricky jazzy chords.

I’d recommend trying out a few variations of the chords. For example, you could use these for the F7sus4 – F move:

Happy 2

Suggested Strumming

You can use this once for every chord in the choruses:

d – d u – u d –

Which sounds like this:

Happy Strum 1

For something more involved you could do this on the first two chords:

d u x u – u d –

Then on F7sus4:

d – d – – u d

And on F7:

u – u – u – u d u

So you’re switching to the F7 on the last up strum of the bar.

Together they sound like this:

Happy Strum 2

And for the intro and the outro just do five down strums.

Twiddly Bits

Here’s the verse riff:


Here it is played slowly then up to speed:


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