Happy Together

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Happy Together

I’ve always heard the potential for some great funky, jazzy harmonies in this classic hit from The Turtle’s, and finally re-mixed it for Wholehearted Chorus. It’s a great singalong closer.

Composer & Copyright

Original song by Alan Gordon & Garry Bonner. Arranged for Wholehearted Chorus by Lisa G. Littlebird.

Recording

Recording by Lisa G. Littlebird, guitar by Rayner Marx.

 

Lyrics

SOLO: Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it’s only right
To think about the one you love and hold her tight
So happy together

CHORUS: Oooh –        SOLO: If I should call you up, invest a dime
Oooh –                               And you say you belong to me & ease my mind
Oooh –                               Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together           So happy together

Chorus:
I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you, for all my life
When you’re with me, baby the skies’ll be blue, for all my life

Verse 3:
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

Chorus

Verse 3

Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba
ba-ba-ba-ba

Verse 3

So happy together,

How is the weather

So happy together (ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba)…….

Teaching Notes

This is definitely a chorus arrangement, not one for instant teaching. In Wholehearted we learn everything without sheet music so it can be done! It just takes a little time.

In our choir, High is equivalent to soprano, Middle is Alto/ Tenor and Low is Tenor/Bass. In this song there’s also a High 1 and High 2 part, however they are nearly identical except for a few special high notes in the chorus for High 1’s. The vocal ranges are less extensive than a typical classical choir to remain accessible to beginning singers. In this arrangement, Middle’s have the melody.

This recording is the key of A flat minor but we perform it in A.

7

Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)

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