Buddy Holly Songs
On The Acoustic

Best Buddy Holly Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my Buddy Holly 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.

This page should be more user friendly to have all Buddy Holly songs on one page for desktops and mobile devices.


Buddy Holly Songs (and The Crickets)


1. Blue Days Black Nights
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - A-E7-D-D7-Ab
Rhythm: - root dn root up dn up
Lead: - Yes
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

2. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - E-A-B7-D
Rhythm: - steady dn up dn up
Lead: - Yes
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

3. Everyday
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - G-Em-Am7-D7-C-F-A#-Eb
Rhythm: - dn up pause up dn up pause up & repeat
Lead: - Yes
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

4. Fools Paradise
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - D-G-A-E-D7
Rhythm: - steady dn dn dn dn with some rock n roll riffs
Lead: - Yes
Capo: - 3rd fret
Tuning: - Drop D

5. I Fought the Law
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - D-G-A-D7
Rhythm: - steady shuffle with some chops
Lead: - Yes within rhythm
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Drop D

6. I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - G-D-D7-Em-A7
Rhythm: - root dn up dn up dn up & repeat with some riffs
Lead: - Yes
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

7. Listen To Me
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - A-D-E
Rhythm: - root dn up dn dn root dn up dn dn shuffle
Lead: - Yes within the rhythm
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

8. Maybe Baby
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - A-Gbm-D-E-A7
Rhythm: - root dn up dn up root up dn up (or) root dn up root up dn up
Lead: - No
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

9. Oh Boy
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - G-C-D-C7
Rhythm: - steady dn up stop up down up stop up
Lead: - Yes a little
Capo: - 2nd fret
Tuning: - Drop D

10. Peggy Sue
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - A-D-E
Rhythm: - steady up & dn shuffle
Lead: - No
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

11. Rockin Around With Ollie Vee
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - A-A7-D-Cdim-E
Rhythm: - steady dn up dn up
Lead: - Yes within the rhythm
Capo: - No
Tuning: - Standard

12. True Love Ways
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - G-Bm-C-D-Em-A7-Am7-Adim-Em-Ab-F-G-A+-
Rhythm: - dn dn up dn - dn dn up dn dn & repeat
Lead: - Yes in rhythm
Capo: - 3rd fret
Tuning: - Standard

13. Words Of Love
Chords & Lyrics

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Chords: - G-C-D
Rhythm: - root dn up root up dn up
Lead: - Yes within rhythm
Capo: - 2nd fret
Tuning: - Standard

Song Facts

Song fact for Blue Days Black Nights - this song was on Buddy's last album "That'll Be The Day" released in 1958.

But this song and Morden Don Juam were released as singles in 1956. Low sales convinced Decca to halt releasing additional songs.


Song fact for I Fought The Law - this song was never actually recorded by Buddy Holly as far as I know ... it's listed here because his band "The Crickets" recorded the song.

It was written by band member Sonny Curtis who actually took the place of Buddy Holly when he died in that horrific place crash in Jan of 1959.

Bobby Fuller Four Band released a version in 1965 and it's the most well known version. The Clash covered the song also in 1979.


Song fact for Oh Boy - Buddy changed the lyrics in the line from "you're gonna see what you've been missing" to "you don't know what you've been missing" according songwriter Sonny West. He never did find out why.


Song fact for True Love Ways - Buddy Holly did release this song in 1958 but he died before the single was released in Mar of 1960.


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