Happy birthday, Sweet Sixteen    (video)    (midi)

 

      C                 Am                         F                             G

    Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la, Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen ! (2x)

 

    C                               - E

1.    Tonight's the night,         I've waited for,

Am                                          - C7

    because you're not a baby,       anymore.

F                           Dm                    C                  A7

    You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen,

D7                                            G      - G7

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen !

 

   C                                - E

2.    What happened to          that funny face ?

Am                                           - C7

    My little tomboy now wears          satins and lace.

F                 Dm                             C                       A7

    I can't believe my eyes, you're just a teenage dream,

D7            G                             C

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen !

 

   G7                                        - C

+      When you were only six,        I was your big brother.

G7                                       - C

    then when you were ten,       we didn't like each other.

A7                                                            Dm

    When you were thirteen, you were my funny Valentine.

            D                                         D7

    but since you've grown up, your future is sewn up,

      G                            G7

    from now on you're gonna be mine, so....

 

   C                            - E

3.    If I should smile,       with sweet surprise,

Am                                                  C7

    it's just that you've grown up, before my very eyes.

F                           Dm                    C                  A7

    You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen,

D7            G                             C

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen.

 

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 2nd here)   + G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   C                            - E

4.    If I should smile,       with sweet surprise,

Am                                                  C7

    it's just that you've grown up, before my very eyes.

F                           Dm                    C                  A7

    You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen,

D7            G                             C

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen.

 

      C                 Am                         F                             G

+  Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la, Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen ! (2x) ....

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Neil Sedaka)