This bass sheet music for Happy Birthday is written in the key of D. Select the image of the song below for a free, printable PDF of the melody. The page for Happy Birthday for strings has arrangements for violin, viola, cello, and bass, so you can play with an orchestra or a smaller ensemble. If you would like to play the song in a different key, play along with woodwind or brass instruments, see the chords for the song, or learn about the history of the song, visit the main Happy Birthday lead sheet page. Note that I created this arrangement with students in mind, and the opening pickup notes are written as two eighth notes. However, those pickup notes are often played as a dotted eighth - sixteenth note rhythm, as written in the advanced piano version of the Happy Birthday. Either rhythm can be used for the song.
Select the image below for a free, printable PDF of Happy Birthday for bass.
To play along with other string instruments, visit the Happy Birthday sheet music for strings page.