Happy birthday to me! Today (February 27, 2022) is my 70th birthday so I figured this song might be appropriate. It was written by Bob Wills and Cindy Walker back in 1947 but I learned it from the John Prine and Mac Wiseman album, “Standard Songs for Average People.”
This song uses “Travis Picking” fingerstyle accompaniment on the ukulele. Many of my songs use the same technique and it’s simple once you get the hang of it, although it may take quite a bit of practicing it slowly to master it.
The first three example patterns on my fingerstyle tutorial show you how to play it. Here’s a link:
I’ve also created a separate category just for the Travis Picking style where you can find other songs that I play in the same style. You can find it here: