“The Happy Song” by Camila & Friends

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Seattle, USA with Camila and Friends singing “The Happy Song” based on quotations from Abdu’l-Baha and Baha’u’llah.

This song was filmed and recorded in Seattle, USA, August 2019, and the singers are Rob Domos, Camila Matamala-Ost, Shereen Khorami, Yosi Mesbah and Nikka Malakooti.

Here are the quotations used for the lyrics below followed by the chords:

LYRICS/QUOTES:

“I want you to be happy … to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.”
-Abdu’l-Baha

“The essence of faith is fewness of words and abundance of deeds…”
-Baha’u’llah

CHORDS:

Intro:
A, C#m, Bm7, E A, C#m, Bm7, E

A, C#m, Bm7, E
I want you to be happy
A, C#m, Bm7, E
to laugh, smile and rejoice A, C#m, Bm7, E
I want you to be happy
A, C#m, Bm7, E
to laugh, smile and rejoice
A, C#m, Bm7, E
in order that others
A, C#m, Bm7, E
may be made happy, may be made happy, made happy by
A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m
you happy by Bm7, E
you happy by A, C#m
you happy by Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m
you happy by Bm7, E
you happy by A, C#m
you happy by Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m, Bm7, E
you
A, C#m
The essence of faith is
Bm7, E
fewness of words
A, C#m, Bm7, E
and abundance of deeds
A, C#m
The essence of faith is
Bm7, E
fewness of words
A, C#m, Bm7, E
and abundance of deeds

A, C#m, Bm7, E
I want you to be happy
A, C#m, Bm7, E
to laugh, smile and rejoice
A, C#m, Bm7, E
I want you to be happy
A, C#m, Bm7, E
to laugh, smile and rejoice
A, C#m, Bm7, E
in order that others
A, C#m, Bm7, E
may be made happy, may be made happy, made happy by
A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by

A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m
you happy by
Bm7, E
you happy by
A, C#m, Bm7, E you
Outro:
A, C#m, Bm7, E A, C#m, Bm7, E A, C#m, Bm7, E A, C#m, Bm7, E

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: “The Happy Song” by Camila & Friends [Audio Track]

You can also watch the Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions playlist

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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