Buddy Holly Greatest Hits
On The Acoustic

Best Buddy Holly Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my Buddy Holly greatest hits songs page where you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.


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Buddy Holly Greatest Hits - Tutorials


1. Listen To Me

Listen To Me was a B-side song for the single "Im Gonna Love You Too", which was recorded by Buddy Holly And The Crickets in 1958.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a steady shuffle with some arpeggio notes
  • Picking = a little in the rhythm
  • Chords = A, D, E
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2. Oh Boy

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = a steady up and down pattern
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, D, D7, C7
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3. Rockin Around With Ollie Vee

This song was a track on the Buddy Holly album entitled "That'll Be The Day" from 1958. To my knowledge, this song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up shuffle
  • Picking = Yes blended into the rhythm
  • Chords = A, A7, D, Cdim, E
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4. Words Of Love

Buddy Holly actually had his first hit with this song that he wrote, but the hit came not from his recorded version but from The Diamonds version in May of 1957. The Beatles also recorded a version in 1964.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = a rake pattern here consisting of root down up root up down up with a few notes picked
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, D, G
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