DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY (McFERRIN)


About 

This post is a little late for the party, Bobby McFerrin turned 65 last week, on March 13. He will not read this, but Happy Birthday anyway.     

Meanest kind of a sticky hookline. And so completely different from the rest of Bobby Mc Ferrin’s „usual“, more complex stuff. First ever a-capella Number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100. Triple Grammy winner in 1989. What do we learn from that? Keep it simple !! 


Original Key

Don’t know. I’ve read its Bmajor.


Tuning 

Low G


Tab Notes

Tabbed straight, but in fact has a light shuffle feel. And just the essential chords noted, there is a little more to it. I just would like to draw your attention to the melody in the sixth bar of the chorus (during the G). I have seen and heard this part being played wrongly so often, and I usually ain't picky, but half a note really makes a difference. The verse comes in two versions, the higher one leaves more room for the chords, the lower one is much easier (and the in range of the original song).   


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