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    Happy Birthday

    The Arrogant Worms


    Intro:  / G - - - / - - - - /


    G (2)

    Once a year we celebrate

              C                     G
    With stupid hats and plastic plates

             G (2)
    The fact that you were able to make

                  C                     G (hold)
    Another trip around the sun

    G (2)
    And the whole clan gathers round

            C                       G
    And gifts and laughter do abound

           G (2)
    And we let out a joyful sound

           C                      G (hold)
    And sing that stupid song

               G              C                            G (2)
    Happy birthday!  Now you're one year older!
               G                    C                  G (2)
    Happy birthday!  Your life still isn't over!

               G                    C                           G
    Happy birthday!  You did not accomplish much

     G (2)
    But you didn't die this year

        C                           G
    I guess that's good enough


    / G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / G (hold) /

         G (2)
    So let's drink to your fading health

            C                        G
    And hope you don't remind yourself

             G (2)
    The chance of finding fame and wealth

         C                         G (hold)
    Decrease with every year

            G (2)
    Does it feel like you're doing laps

            C                      G
    And eating food and taking naps

             G (2)
    And hoping that someday perhaps

            C                            G (hold)
    Your life will hold some cheer

               G                       C                            G (2)

    Happy birthday!  What have you done that matters?

               G                         C                  G (2)
    Happy birthday!  You're starting to get fatter

               G                    C                        G
    Happy birthday!  It's downhill from now on

       G (2)
    Try not to remind yourself

             C                         G
    Your best years are all gone

    / G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / G (hold) /


           G (2)
    If cryogenics were all free

              C                         G
    Then you could live like Walt Disney

           G (2)
    And live for all eternity

         C                  G (hold)
    Inside a block of ice

     G (2)
    But instead your time is set

           C               G
    This is the only life you get

              G (2)
    And though it hasn't ended yet

              C                         G (hold)
    Sometimes you wish it might

               G                     C                            G (2)
    Happy birthday!  You wish you had more money

               G                    C                      G (2)
    Happy birthday!  Your life's so sad it's funny

               G                       C                           G
    Happy birthday!  How much more can you take?

      G (2)
    But your friends are hungry

                C                    G
    So just cut the stupid cake

               G (2)                      A7 (2)
    Happy birthday!  Happy birthday!
               C (2)         D7 (2)

    Happy birthday, dear...

    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.