Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day Chords & Tabs

 

That'll Be The Day Chords & Tabs

Buddy Holly Chords & Tabs

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That'll Be The Day Tab

   
THAT'LL BE THE DAY 
                    As recorded by Buddy Holly & The Crickets
                         (Released as a Single in 1957)

Words and Music by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison & Norman Petty
Transcribed by ECISGOD
Capo on the 5th Fret
Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. 1'

 Intro                                      Chorus
  Moderate Shuffle Q=123(8=s8)
                          A (EE7(B7)         D (A)
 4/4
  Gtr I
      |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E +H         E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------0-----0-----0---|-----2-2-(2)----||------------------|-----------------|
|---------0-----0-----0-|-----0-0-(0)----||o-----------------|-----------------|
|---3S4-----3-----2-----|-1-0-2-2-(2)----||------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-2-0-1-1-(1)----||--2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-----------------------|-----2-2-(2)----||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-----------------------|----------------||------------------|-----------------|


  A (E)                               D (A)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|


                              Verse 1
            1.
  A (E)        E7(BA)(E)       D (A)             A (E)
  W          E E E E +Q   Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------|---0-0-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1--------|---2-2-1-(1)-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2--------|---1-1-2-(2)-----|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|
|-2--------|---2-2-2-(2)-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-0--------|-------0-(0)-----|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  D (A)             A (E)             D (A)             A (E)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  B (F#)                    E7(B7)
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-----------------------------||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----o||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----||
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----||
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----o||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------------------||


                                       Guitar Solo
  2.
                      E7  A
                                            |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-|
        E             E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E E E E
|-------------------------------0-0-0-|-0-3-0-------------------|
|---------------------0-0-------0-0-0-|-0-----3-0---------------|
|---------------------2-2-1-(1)-1-1-1-|-1---------/4-4-4-4S2-0--|
|---------------------1-1-2-(2)-------|-------------------------|
|---------------------2-2-2-(2)-------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------0-(0)-------|-------------------------|


      |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-|       |-3-|  |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E  E E E E E E   E E E E E  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|---3-0------------------|---3-0------------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
|-------3-0--------------|-------3-0--------3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
|-----------/4-4-4-4S2-0-|-----------/4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|
|------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------0--|
|-2----------------------|-2----------------------|--------------------------|
|-0----------------------|-0----------------------|--------------------------|


  D (A)                               A (E)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  E7(B7)            D7(A7)              A (E)                       E7(B7)
                                            |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E +H
|---2---2---0-----|---3---0-(0)-----0-|-0-----0-----0-----0---|---0-2-2-(2)----|
|-----------------|---2---2-(2)-0-2-0-|-0-------0-----0-----0-|---0-0-0-(0)----|
|---------------0-|-------------------|---2S4-----3-----2-----|-1---2-2-(2)----|
|---------1---1---|-2-----------------|-----------------------|-2---1-1-(1)----|
|-2---2-----------|-----0-------------|-----------------------|-----2-2-(2)----|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------------|----------------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/buddy_holly/thatll_be_the_day_tab.html ]
 Chorus
  D (A)                               A (E)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  D (A)                               A (E)        E7(BA)(E)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   W          E E E E +Q   Q
|-----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------|---0-0-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-1--------|---2-2-1-(1)-----|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2--------|---1-1-2-(2)-----|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2--------|---2-2-2-(2)-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-0--------|-------0-(0)-----|


 Verse 3
  D (A)             A (E)             D (A)             A (E)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  D (A)             A (E)             B (F#)
                                      |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|


                           Chorus
  E7(B7)                    D (A)
  |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-------------------------|-----------------|


                    A (E)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  A (E)         D (A)                               A (E)
  |-3-| |-3-|
  Q Q Q Q Q Q   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   W
|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------|
|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------|
|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-1-----|
|-------------|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-----|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-----|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----|


                     Outro
    E7(B7)            D7(A)                                A (E)
  E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---0-0-------0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1/-|-/2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|---2-2-1-(1)-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1/-|-/2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|
|---1-1-2-(2)-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1/-|-/2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|---2-2-2-(2)-------|------------------|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                   D (A)                                  A (E)
  E E E E E Q  E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E +E  Q  E   E E E E Q.   E
|---------0------|------------------|--------3-(3)-0--0-|--------------0-|
|-0-0-0-0---3--0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1/-|-/2-2-2------------|-0-0-0-0-0------|
|-1-1-1----------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1/-|-/2-2-2------------|-1-1-1-1-1------|
|-2-2-2----------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1/-|-/2-2-2------------|-2-2-2-2-2------|
|----------------|------------------|-------------------|----------------|
|----------------|------------------|-------------------|----------------|


               A (E)
  E E E E +Q   Q    +W
|--------------0--|-(0)----*|
|-3-2-1-0-(0)--0--|-(0)----*|
|-4-3-2-1-(1)--1--|-(1)----*|
|--------------2--|-(2)----*|
|--------------2--|-(2)----*|
|--------------0--|-(0)----*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
   - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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