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Ab                    G                  Cm 
This is a song that I wrote you for your birthday
Ab                    G                   Cm 
Because I couldn't be bothered to buy you anything
Ab                        G 
And I know that you might think that
             Cm                 G 
Writing this song required more effort
           Ab      G          Cm 
Than going out and buying you something

- still Cm -
But I can promise that it didn't
Ab           G                     Cm 
I'm not even going to include your name in this song
Ab                     G             Cm 
Because that way I can use it on somebody else
Ab                   G             Cm            G 
And if you listen closely then you might be able to tell
       Ab            G           Cm 
That I only bothered using three chords
                                       G 
I guess that just shows you how much I care

Ab    G        Cm          G 
Happy birthday insert name here
Ab                 G              Cm 
Congratulations on living another year
Ab   G        Cm          G 
Only joking I did get you something
    Ab   G     Cm 
And it's right here    
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4 Comments

  1. This was the first song I ever learned ;U;

  2. How would you tune your ukelele to play this?

  3. UkuleleRocks

    Awesome. He did only use three chords! Best chord chart thingamajig yet!

  4. Rainbow loves Giraffes

    Awesome song and a very informative page. I’m a beginner on the Uke and I’m planning to play this for my mum’s birthday, which is very soon, so this really helped me out! :)

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