This recorder sheet music for Happy Birthday is written in the key of G for soprano recorder and the key of C for alto. Select one of the images below for a free, printable PDF of the melody. The piano versions of Happy Birthday are also in the key of C, so you can play along with the piano, too. If you would like to play the song in a different key, play along with other instruments, see the chords for the song, or learn about its history, 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.
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If you would like to play in a different key with instruments in concert key or other transposing instruments, see the explanation of transposition.
To play along with flute, trumpet, saxophone, or any other wind or brass instrument, visit the Happy Birthday sheet music for band page.
Select the image below for a free, printable PDF of Happy Birthday for soprano recorder.
Select the image below for a free, printable PDF of Happy Birthday for alto recorder.