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Happiness Runs Chords

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...HAPPINESS RUNS... by Donovan
--------------------...........

*from 'Barabajagal' (1969)*


*CAPO 1st FRET*

(Original Key: C#)


Intro:

C                 C/B
 Little pebble up-on the sand,
Am                     G
 Now you're lying here in my hand.
F         C                   G
 How many years have you been here?

C                C/B
 Little human up-on the sand,
Am                          G
 From where I'm lying here, in your hand,
F       C                    G
 You to me are but a passing breeze.

Interlude:

    F               C
The sun will always shine where you stand,
F          C              Em
 Depending in which land, you may find yourself.
F                C                 G
 Now you have my blessing, go your way.

Verse 1:

F          C         G        C
 Happiness runs in a circular motion,
F                  C              G       C
 Thought is like a little boat, u-pon the sea.
F          C            G          C
 Everybody is a part of everything anyway,
F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.

Chorus 1:

F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.

Verse 2:

F          C         G        C
 Happiness runs in a circular motion,
F                  C              G       C
 Thought is like a little boat, u-pon the sea.
F          C            G          C
 Everybody is a part of everything anyway,
F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.

Chorus 2:

F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.

Verse 3:

F          C         G        C
 Happiness runs in a circular motion,
F                  C              G       C
 Thought is like a little boat, u-pon the sea.
F          C            G          C
 Everybody is a part of everything anyway,
F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.

Chorus 3:

F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.
F          C           G    C
 Happiness runs, happi-ness runs.

Break:

F    C   G  C
 Why-oh? Be-cause.
F    C   G  C
 Why-oh? Be-cause.
F    C   G  C
 Why-oh? Be-cause.
F    C   G  C
 Why-oh? Be-cause.

Verse 3:

F          C         G        C
 Happiness runs in a circular motion,
F                  C              G       C
 Thought is like a little boat, u-pon the sea.
F          C            G          C
 Everybody is a part of everything anyway,
F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.

Coda:

F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.
F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.
F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.
F                 C              G            C
 You can have eve-rything if you let yourself be.

(Repeat in Round to fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   C       C/B     Am      G       F       Em

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32010  x20010  x02210  320003  133211  022000


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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ResidentRocker wrote on February 19 2007, 04:58 pm

excellent song and a good tab mate.

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phorgan1 wrote on January 11 2010, 12:52 am


Happiness Runs
Donovan

To play in same key as on Barabajagal,
Capo at the first fret

C C/B
Little pebble upon the sand,
Am Am/G
Now you're lying here, in my hand,
Am/F# Am/F G
How many years have you been here?
C C/B
Little human upon the sand,
Am Am/G
From where I'm lying, here in your hand,
Am/F# Am/F G
You to me are but a passing breeze.

C Am
The sun will always, shine where you stand,
C Am Em
Depending in which land, you may find yourself.
C Am G
Now you have my blessing, go your way.

Verse 1:

F C G C
Happiness runs, in a circular motion,
F C G C
Thought is, like a little boat, upon the sea,
F C G C
Everybody is a part, of everything anyway,
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself be.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C

Verse 2: Starting here begin singing in round (canon).

F C G C
Happiness runs, in a circular motion,
F C G C
Thought is, like a little boat, upon the sea,
F C G C
Everybody is a part, of everything anyway,
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself see.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.

Verse 3:

F C G C
Happiness runs, in a circular motion,
F C G C
Thought is, like a little boat, upon the sea,
F C G C
Everybody is a part, of everything anyway,
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself see.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.
F C G C
Happiness runs, happiness runs.

Break:

F C G C
Why Oh? Because.
F C G C
Why Oh? Because.
F C G C
Why Oh? Because.
F C G C
Why Oh? Because.

Verse 3:

F C G C
Happiness runs, in a circular motion,
F C G C
Thought is, like a little boat, upon the sea,
F C G C
Everybody is a part, of everything anyway,
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself be.
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself be.
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself be.
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself be.
F C G C
You can have everything, if you let yourself be.

As they repeat this final canon, some of the people switch to singing:
Thought is, like a little boat, upon the sea
After a short while all fade.

C C/B Am Am/G Am/F# Am/F G Em F

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE
x32010 x20010 x02210 3xx210 2xx210 1xx210 320003 022000 xx3211

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