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THAT'LL BE THE DAY (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Alison)
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[Unfortunately, I only have a recording of the Linda Ronstadt
 version of this song.  But from a book in the library, I learned
 that Holly's original version used these chords with a capo on
 the fifth fret, so it was actually in A.  Ronstadt's is in F,
 so use a capo on the first fret.]

[Holly's version also includes this easy and cool riff:]
 |--------0-----0-----0---|-----h2---2-------------|
 |----------0-----0-----0-|----------0-------------|
 |----3/4-----3-----2-----|1---0h2---2-------------|
 |------------------------|2---0h1---1-------------|
 |------------------------|2---0h2---2-------------|
 |------------------------|------------------------|
  ^     ^     ^     ^      ^     ^     ^     ^

      A                        A
Well, that'll be the day, when you say good-bye
E                        E
That'll be the day, when you make me cry
    A                              A
You say you're gonna leave me, you know that's a lie 'cause
E [stop]
That'll be the day when I die

      A                        A
Well, that'll be the day, when you say good-bye
E                        E
That'll be the day, when you make me cry
    A                              A
You say you're gonna leave me, you know that's a lie 'cause
E [stop]           B7  -  E
That'll be the day when I die

          A                               E
Well, you give me all your lovin' and your turtle dovin'
A                                E
All your hugs and kisses and your money too
A                           E
  You know you love me baby, still you tell me, baby
F#                   B7
That some day, well, I'll be blue

Well, that'll be the day, when you say good-bye
That'll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave me, you know that's a lie 'cause
That'll be the day when I die

A  E  A  E   A  E  F# B7
[guitar solo]
A  A  E  E   A  A  E  B7 - E
[guitar solo]

Well, that'll be the day, when you say good-bye
That'll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave me, you know that's a lie 'cause
That'll be the day when I die

When Cupid shot his dart, he shot it at your heart
So if we ever part, then I'll leave you
You kiss and hold me, and you tell me boldly, well
That some day, well, I'll be blue

      A                        A
Well, that'll be the day, when you say good-bye
E                        E - E - E/F# - G - G - G
That'll be the day, when you make me cry
    A                              A
You say you're gonna leave me, you know that's a lie 'cause
E [stop]           B7  -  E
That'll be the day when I die

Whoa, that'll be the day, woo, woo-hoo
That'll be the day, woo-oo hoo hoo
That'll be the day, woo, woo-hoo
E [stop]           B7  -  E   [elec. guitar riff]  F9 - E9.
That'll be the day when I die



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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