That'll Be The Day

Words & Music:

Norman Petty, Buddy Holly & Jerry Alison


Holly's version also includes this easy and cool riff - tabbed by Adam Schneider:







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CHORUS:  [2x]


Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye.


Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry.


You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie

       E                  B7     E

'Cause that'll be the day when I die.


          A                                E

Well, you give me all your loving and your turtle doving,

All your hugs and kisses and your money too,

Well, you know you love me baby, until you tell me, maybe,

F#m                  B7

That some day, well, I'll be through.






Well, when Cupid shot his dart, he shot it at your heart.

So, if we ever part and I leave you.

You sit and hold me and you tell me boldly

That some day, well, I'll be blue.




      A                             E

Well, that'll be the day, woo hoo!  That'll be the day, woo hoo!

A                                                B7     E [riff] F9  E9

That'll be the day, woo hoo!  That'll be the day when I die.


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