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Holly Buddy - Maybe Baby tab

MAYBE BABY
As recorded by Buddy Holly and The Crickets
(From the 1957 Album THE "CHIRPING" CRICKETS)




 Words and Music by Charles Hardin and Norman Petty
Arranged by Buddy Holly and The Crickets
 

A
x x 7 6 5 5 
F#min
2 4 4 2 2 2 
D/A
x x 7 7 7 5 
E/B
x x 9 9 9 7 
A(type 2)
x 0 2 2 2 0 
D
x x 0 2 3 2 
E
0 2 2 1 0 0 
D(type 2)
x x x 7 7 x 
E(type 2)
x x x 9 9 x 
A(type 3)
x x x 2 2 x 
D/A(type 2)
x x x 2 3 2 
A(type 4)
x x x 2 2 0 
A7
x x x 2 2 3 


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Buddy Holly-Lead'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Niki Sullivan-Rhythm'


  Q=130
  A                 F#min               A                 F#min
 4/4
  Gtr II
  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
  | | | | | | | |   | | | |  |  | |     | | | | | | | |   | | | |  |  | |
  / / / / / / / /   / / / /  /  / /     / / / / / / / /   / / / /  /  / /

  Gtr I
  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 E E +E  E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------2---|-------------------|-------------2---|-------------------|
|-------2-5-5---5-|-------------------|-------2-5-5---5-|-------------------|
|-0-0-4-----------|-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4---|-0---4-----------|-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4---|
|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-5---|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-5---|


    A                D/A     E/B
  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 E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|
|--------------2---|-2-2-------------|
|--------2-5-5---5-|-4-4---2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0---4------------|-------2-2-2-2-2-|
|------------------|-----------------|


  A(type 2D         A(tyEe 2)
  E E E E E E E E   E   E   E E    E    E E E
  | | | | | | |     |   |   | |    |    | |
  / / / / / / /     /   /   / /    /    / /

  Q   E E E E E E   S E   S E S S +S  S E E E
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|---------2-2-2-2-|----------------------------|
|-2---2-2-0-0-0-0-|-2-2------------------------|
|-0---0-0---------|-4-2---2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-2--|
|-----------------|-------0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-0--|


    A(type 2)        F#min             A(type 2)        F#min
    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 E E E
    | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |    | | | | | | | |
    / / / / / / /    / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / /    / / / / / / / /

    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 E E E
||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||o----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|


                                          1.
  D       E         A(type 2D       A(typeE2)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E S S E E   E E E E E E E E
  | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  E E E E E E Q     E E E E E S S E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-0----------------||
|-----------------|-------------------|-2---------------o||
|-2-2-2-2---------|---------2-2-2-2---|-2----------------||
|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2---|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-2-|------------------||
|---------2-2-2---|-0-0-0-0---------0-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-o||
|-----------------|-------------------|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||


  2.
  A(type 2)             D                                 A(type 2D
  E S S E E S S E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
  | | | | | | | | | |   |  | | |  | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / / / /   /  / / /  / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  E S S E E S S E E E   Q  E E Q  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-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------2-2-2-2--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0----------|
|---------------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------|


  A(type 2)         D
  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E
  | | | | | | | |   |  | | |  | |
  / / / / / / / /   /  / / /  / /

  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-2--2-2-2--2-2-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|


                   E
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  E E E E
  |  | | | | | |   |  |  |  |    |  |  | | | |
  /  / / / / / /   /  /  /  /    /  /  / / / /

  Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  E E E E
|----------------|-------------|-----------------
|----------------|-------------|-----------------
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------|-----------------
|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------|-----------------
|----------------|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2--2-2-2-2---
|----------------|-0--0--0--0--|-0--0--0-0-0-0---


  A(Eype 2)             A(type 2)
  E S S E E S S E E E   E E E E E E E E
  | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

  E S S E E S S E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-------2-----2---|
|-2-------------------|-2-2-----5-5---5-|
|-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-4-----------|
|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|


  F#min                 A(type 2)
  E E E E  S  S E E E   E E E E   E E E E
  | | | |  |  | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
  / / / /  /  / / / /   / / / /   / / / /

  E E E E +S  S E E E   E E E S S E E E E
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|---------2-----2----|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-2---5-5---5--|
|-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0--------------|
|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-2-|--------------------|


  F#min                 A                   D(E(tyEeE(Eype 2) A(EyA(tyD/A(type 2)
  E S S E E E +E  E E   E E E E E S S E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
  | | | | | |  |  |     | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |
  / / / / / /  /  /     / / / / / / / / /   / / / o / / / /   / o / / / / / /

  E S S E E E +E  E E   E E E E E S S E E   E E E E E E E E   Q   E E E E E E
|---------------------|---0---0---0-0-0-0-|---2-------------|------------------|
|---------------------|---2---2---2-2-2-2-|---3-------------|------------------|
|---------------------|---2---2---2-2-2-2-|---2-------------|---------2-2-2-2--|
|---------------------|---2---2-----------|-0---0-2-2-2-2---|-2---2-2-0-0-0-0--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-(4)-4---|-0---0---0---------|-------2-2-2-2---|-0---0-0----------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2---|-------------------|-------0-0-0-0-0-|------------------|


  A   A7            D                                 A(type 2D
  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  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   Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-2--2-2-2--2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------2-2-2-2--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0----------|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------|


  A(type 2)         D                                  E
  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   E E Q  Q  Q
  | | | | | | | |   |  | | |  | |   |  |  |  | |   | | |  |  |
  / / / / / / / /   /  / / /  / /   /  /  /  / /   / / /  /  /

  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   E E Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-2--2-2-2--2-2-|-2--2--2--2-2-|-2-2-----------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0--0-0-|-0-0-----------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------|--------------|-----2--2--2---|
|-----------------|---------------|--------------|-----0--0--0---|


  E                  A(type 2)        F#min
  Q  Q  Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
  |  |  |  | |   | | | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |
  /  /  /  / /   / / / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /

  Q  Q  Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2--------------|
|-2--2--2--2-2-|-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-0--0--0--0-0-|-0-0-------------|----2-2-2-2-2-2-|


      A(type 2)        F#min
  E E 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 E
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2----------------|
|-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--4-4-4-4-4-4---|
|-2-0-------------|----2-2-2-2-2-2---|


  F#miA(type 2)        D       E        A(type 2)D         A(tyEe 2)
  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   S S E E S E S E. S +S  S
  | | | | | | | |   |  | | | | | |   |  |  | | | |   | | | | | | | |  |  |  |
  / / / / / / / /   /  / / / / / /   /  /  / / / /   / / / / / / / /  /  /  /

  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   S S E E S E S E. S +S  S
|-----------------|----------------|---------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|---------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------|----2-2-2-2-----|-------------2-|-2-2-2---------1----------|
|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2--0-0-0-0-2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-0-|-0-0-0-2-2-----2--2-(2)---|
|-4-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0----------2-2-|-2--0--0-0-0---|-------0-0-2-2-2--2-(2)-2-|
|-2-0-------------|----------------|---------------|-----------0-0----------0-|


      A(type 2)        D       E         A(type 2D         A
  E E Q  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 +Q
  | | |  | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | |  |
  / / /  / / / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /   / / / / / /  /

  E E Q  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 +Q
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------*|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------*|
|----------------|-----2-2-2-2-----|-------------2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-(2)---*|
|-----2--2-2-2-2-|-2-2-0-0-0-0-----|-----2-2-2-2-0-0-|-0-0-2-2-2-2-(2)---*|
|-2-2-0--0-0-0-0-|-0-0---------2-2-|-2-2-0-0-0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-(0)---*|
|-0-0------------|-------------0-0-|-0-0-------------|-------------------*|




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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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