If You’re Happy and You know it – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” is a children’s song sung by children all over the world.

On this page you can find Guitar Chords and Tabs followed by an Easy Guitar Sheet Music. See also our Printable PDF file for free download.

 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in C

‘If You’re Happy and You know it’ is an easy 5-chord song in a major key. We suggest the key of C major or that of G major, as you will see further down this post. The choice is yours, depending on your skill level and the preferred pitch. To play the tune in C one must be familiarized with the full “barré” technique, as there is an F chord in the third line. The remaining C, G, Am and Dm chords are essential for beginners.

The melody range that results when singing in the key of C extends to the interval of a seventh from G4 to F5 (see on the Music Sheet following). This range is well suited to most children’s voice pitch. Nevertheless, you could use a capo to transpose to C#, D, Eb, or E major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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If You're Happy and You know it - Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.


 

Guitar Chords and Tabs in G

In case you have any difficulty with the Barré technique, or if you would like an easier option for your younger students, we suggest the key of G major: All five chords G, D, C, Em and Am are essential for beginners.

Accordingly, the melody range extends to the interval of a seventh from D4 to C5, which we find a bit compelling for most children’s voice pitch (see on the Music Sheet in G following). As mentioned before, you could always use a capo to transpose to G#, A, Bb, or B major by placing it respectively on fret I, II, III, or IV. 

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If You're Happy and You know it - Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords in C

This is a simple transcription for guitar with recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret with all 4 fingers of the left hand.

The piece is also good for right hand mobility and control, as one can practice all the basic techniques: apoyando, tirando and a few dyads with i-m, while the thumb moves on all the bass strings. Apoyando is recommended for the melody so that it will stand out clearly. In bars 2, 4 and 8 where the singers are making the “clap” sound, we have added a simple accompanying tirando i-m dyads to fill in the beats, but in a subtler sound.

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If You're Happy and You know it Easy Guitar Sheet Music in C.


 

Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Chords in G

This is a simple transcription for guitar with a plain bass line and recommended fingering. As much as the song is great for singing with kids, it is also an ideal piece for guitar beginners. It is a pleasant tune to practice the notes on the 1st position and up to the 3rd fret with all 4 fingers of the left hand. The upper melody line is played on the strings B, G and D. Don’t forget the F sharp (4th fret – 4th string and 2nd fret – 6th string)!

As mentioned above, in this piece you can find all the basic right-hand techniques: apoyando, tirando and thumb mobility – control.

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If You're Happy and You know it Easy Guitar Sheet Music in G.


 

Free Printable PDF with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music

If you want to download a printable PDF file with Guitar Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

If You’re Happy and You know it – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music PDF – Singing Bell


 

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