If Richard Wagner wrote Happy Birthday, it would sound like this

23 May 2016, 12:24 | Updated: 9 June 2017, 11:55

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This Tristan-style version of Happy Birthday is what Herr Wagner would’ve wanted.

A particularly brainy YouTuber has re-arranged Happy Birthday in a Wagnerian style, resplendent with Tristan-esque chords and crunchy harmonies all over the place.

Here’s what it sounds like: