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Otis Redding - Happy Song tab

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...THE HAPPY SONG... by Otis Redding
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*from 'The Immortal Otis Redding' (1968)*


*CAPO 2nd FRET*

(Original Key: A)


Intro:

D  C (x2)

Verse 1:

E       D         C
 When I sing this song, y'all,
E  D                 C
   Singing it for my baby.
E          D
 She's the only one,
         C
That can bring me joy,
                        C7
Thats why, I sing these happy songs.
They go;

Chorus 1:

G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum,
G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum.
G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum,
             C7
Come on now, happy song, happy song now.

Verse 2:

E     D          C
 On a cold rainy windy night,
      C
Rainy windy night,
E                   D
 She'd shut off the door,
    C
She cuts off the light.
E    D            C
 She holds me and squeeze me tight,
She tells me Big O;
      C7
Every-thing is all right.

Chorus 2:

G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum,
G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum.
G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum,
             C7
Come on now, happy song, happy song now.
Come on...

Interlude:

D  C (x2)

Verse 3:

E         D         C
 Bring my breakfast to the table,
E             D         C
 When I go to work, she knows I'm able.
E      D      C
 Do my chore, come back in;
You wanna see my babys face, Ha!
C7
 Grin, grin, grin, grin.

Chorus 3:

G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum,
G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum.
G              C
 Dum dum baby, de dum dum.

Coda:

                 G
Sing these happy songs,
               C
Lovely, lovely song,
           G
Sweet soul song now.
                    G
It gives you such a feeling,
                 C
A lovely, lovely feeling.

                   G
It makes you wanna shout,
           C
In fact it knocks you out.
                   G
Those happy, happy songs,
                      C
Those good old lovely songs.
                       G
Those sweet soul music songs,
                     C
Those good old happy songs.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   D       C        E      D7      G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  x32010  022100  xx0212  320003


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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