Here are the guitar chords for Happy Birthday. As you can see, it is quite easy to play. You only need to use the chords G, D, D7, and C. See below for how the chords go with the lyrics.

Happy Birthday Chords

Here are the 4 chords you’ll need to play Happy Birthday. They’re great chords to learn for any beginning guitarist. Click the links to learn how to play them:

G chord on Guitar   D Chord on Guitar   D7 Chord on Guitar   C Chord on Guitar

And if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to remember these and 25+ other essential chords, check out our free guitar chord flashcards.

Chords and Lyrics to Happy Birthday on Guitar

            G                    D

Happy birthday to you,

            D7                  G

Happy birthday to you,


Happy birthday, dear Jonathan,

             G             D7 G

Happy birthday to you.


That’s all there is to it. Now you can rock the birthday party on electric or acoustic!