April 13, 2023

Letter Notes Piano: Oh Happy Day - Edwin Hawkin Singers

"Oh Happy Day" is a gospel hymn that was first recorded in the 18th century, but it was popularized by the Edwin Hawkins Singers in 1969.

E       G-G     B
Oh happy day

G      G-G      E
(Oh happy day...)

E      G-G   ^D-B
Oh happy day

G      G-G      E
(Oh happy day...)

B           ^C-B     B-A
When Jesus washed

E          G -E       F#
(When Jesus washed)

B       ^C     B      B-A-GEG
Oh when he washed

E          G -E       F#
(When Jesus washed)

B           B     ^C-B      B-A
When my Jesus washed

E          G -E       F#
(When Jesus washed)

E          G      G   B-^D   B-G
He washed my sins away

G      G-G      E
(Oh happy day...)

^C     ^C     ^C     B     B     ^C
He taught me how to watch,

^C       ^C   B-G       E     G     B
Fight and pray, fight and pray

^C   ^C    ^C-B-B
And live rejoicing

^C-^C  ^C-B-A-G
Every, everyday,

E     G     B

The song was arranged and adapted by Hawkins, who added contemporary elements to the traditional gospel sound, such as a rock rhythm section and a chorus of singers. "Oh Happy Day" became a major hit for the Edwin Hawkins Singers, reaching the top of the charts in several countries, including the US and the UK. The song's upbeat and joyful melody, combined with its powerful message of faith and redemption, made it an instant classic and a beloved anthem of the civil rights era. "Oh Happy Day" has since been covered by many other artists in a variety of genres, and has been used in numerous films and TV shows, cementing its place as one of the most iconic and enduring gospel songs of all time.

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