Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

Suggested by Neil Rigby

Genre: Pop
Performed and Written by: Bobby McFerrin
Released: 1988
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Skills: Swing Strum and Whistling
Chords: 4
Note: E
Time Signature: 4/4
Count: 1…2…1234
BPM: 69

A capella song which works really well on a ukulele. Featuring a swing strum where the down strum lasts slightly longer than the up strum. Try it and have fun!

Jim Carey Songbook


Original song


‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ is a song by American musician Bobby McFerrin released in September 1988. It was the first a cappella song to reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.