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Misc Television - Happy Happy Joy Joy tab

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY

From the Ren and Stimpy Show
Tabbed by D Rybes (annelid@ppzclan.com)

This song is relatively simple to play after a little practice and is based on open C chord with different variations in the bass note, alternated with a G7 chord and at one point an F.  I've tabbed it out because all the other versions of the song I found didnt include the crucial change of the bass note in the C.

This tab is all my own work and I am very confident in its accuracy.

Chords
------

    C       G7      F

e|--0--| |--1--| |--1--|    
B|--1--| |--0--| |--1--|     
G|--0--| |--0--| |--2--|     
D|--2--| |--0--| |--3--|     
A|--3--| |--2--| |--x--|     
E|--x--| |--3--| |--x--|

Intro/First Voice Part
----------------------

[Strum alternating G7 and C chords slowly:]


G7
"Hello boys and girls! This is your old pal Stinky Whizzleteats!"

C
"This is a song about a whale.... no!"

G7
"This is a song about being happy!  That's right!"


[Begin the C strum pattern below]


C Strum Pattern (During Verses and Talking)
-------------------------------------------


FIG. A

       C      C/G

e|-----0-------0----|
B|-----1-------1----|
G|-----0-------0----|
D|-----2-------2----|
A|--3---------------|
E|----------3-------|

Sort of a variation on an open C strummed over and over,
alternate between picking the 3 on the E and the on the A,
whichever you pick strum the rest of the chord afterwards.
This gives the song its bouncy feel.

Play FIG A 6 times as you say, "It's the happy happy joy joy song!".

Then the seventh time around play this ascending 'fill'

FILL A

       C      C/G     C/A     C/B

e|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
B|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|
G|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3---------------0-------2-------|
E|----------3-----------------------|
            ^       ^       ^ Special emphasis on these bass notes

Now break into the chorus


Chorus
------

FIG. B

       C                                  G7     

e|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|
B|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
G|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
A|--3---------------3---------------|-----2----2----------2----2-------|
E|----------3---------------3-------|--3---------------3---------------|

   "Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy,       Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy,"


       G7                                 C

e|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
B|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|
G|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
D|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|-----2----2----------2----2-------|--3---------------3---------------|
E|--3---------------3---------------|----------3---------------3-------|

   "Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy,       Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy,"


       C                                  F             ***

e|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----1-------1-------0-------0----|
B|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|
G|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----2-------2-------2-------2----|
D|-----2-------2-------2----2-------|--3-------3-------4-------4-------|
A|--3---------------3---------------|----------------------------------|
E|----------3-----------------------|----------------------------------|

   "Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy,       Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy,"


       G7                               C

e|-----1-------1---*----1-------1----|--0----------------------------|
B|-----0-------0---*----0-------0----|--1----------------------------|
G|-----0-------0---*----0-------0----|--0----------------------------|
D|-----0-------0---*----0-------0----|--2----------------------------|
A|-----2----2------*----2----2-------|--3----------------------------|
E|--3--------------*-3---------------|---------------3--2--3---4---3-|

   "Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy         Joy!"


*** If you find switching to |xx4210| here is too hard you may omit it
    with little effect on the song's sound.

The row of ******'s represents where you will jump to the special ending
on the final chorus of the song.

After you've picked the little ditty at the end, wait a second and begin
the second talking part.


Second Talking Part
-------------------

"I don't think you're happy enough! That's right!"

[begin strumming FIG A here and repeat it as you talk]

C
"I'll teach you to be happy! .... I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs!"

C
"Now boys and girls! Let's try it again!"

[immediately play FILL A, then break into the chorus.]


Chorus 2
--------

(same as first chorus, but with a deep voice saying "Happy!" at the beginning
of each measure. after the chorus enter the third talking part)


Third Talking Part
------------------

"If'n you ain't the gran-daddy of all liars!"

[begin strumming FIG A and repeat as you talk]

C
"Mmm the little critters of nature....   they don't know that they're ugly."

C
"That's very funny.   A fly marrying a bumblebee..."

C
"I TOLD YA I'D SHOOT! BUT YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE ME! WHY DIDN'T YOU BELIEVE ME?!"

[play FILL A then break into the final chorus]


Final Chorus
------------

[everyone including Stinky joins in, and a voice shouts "HAPPY!" at the beginning
of each measure, and "JOY" halfway through each measure.]

When you reach the ******'s in the tab above jump to this special ending:

FILL B

          G7

e|--*-----1-------1----|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|
B|--*-----0-------0----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
G|--*-----0-------0----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
D|--*-----0-------0----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
A|--*-----2-------2----|-----2-------2-------2-------2----|
E|--*--3-------3-------|--3-------3-------3-------3-------|

       "Happy  Happy      Happy   Happy   Happy   Happy"


       G7                                 C

e|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
B|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----1-------1-------1-------1----|
G|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|
D|-----0-------0-------0-------0----|-----2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|-----2-------2-------2----2-------|--3---------------3---------------|
E|--3-------3-------3---------------|----------3---------------3-------|

   "Happy   Happy   Joy     Joy        Joy   !!!!!"


    C

e|--0----------------------------|
B|--1----------------------------|
G|--0----------------------------|
D|--2----------------------------|
A|--3----------------------------|
E|---------------3--2--3---4---3-|



That's it, enjoy your dive back into mid 90's quality cartoon nostalgia...


Tabbed by D Rybes (annelid@ppzclan.com)
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