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                Don't Come Back Knockin' - Buddy Holly
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Buddy Holly
Don't Come Back Knockin' (1955)
(Buddy Holly/Sue Parrish)

Early version of the song, recorded in Wichita Falls, TX, December 7, 1955
Now on: "Down the Line - Rarities [CD 1]"


This is what I could figure out. The chords are of course not always plain 
major chords, sometimes you have to add the 7 or 6. The solos are not 
exactly what Holly plays but it's at least close. I can't really make up my 
mind whether the guitar on the recording is finger-picked or not. In this 
case some notes add themselves naturally to the main line I tabbed below.

Even though there are some imperfections here and there, I'm especially 
dissatisfied with bar 10 of SOLO 1. I hear two notes played simultaneously 
there but I can't figure out how to play them. Must be some special 
Rockabilly voicing that I just don't know. Do you? Comments and corrections 
are highly welcome!


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      F
Well, when you went away and left me all alone
F
While you played around, I waited at home
                Bb                              F
Don't come back knockin' at my heart's closed door
     C               Bb                      F
Or I won't be home, don't call and knock no more


    F
You had all my heart, was your very own
    F
You weren't satisfied, now I'll go on alone
                Bb                              F
Don't come back knockin' at my heart's closed door
     C               Bb                      F
Or I won't be home, don't call and knock no more



SOLO 1
  F
e|/13131313131313-|/13131313131313-|1613------------|----------------|
B|/13131313131313-|/13131313131313-|1313--1513------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|------1513--15--|13--------------|
D|----------------|----------------|------------15--|1315--13--------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|--15--1315--13--|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------15--13--|

  Bb                                F
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----9-----------|9-----9---------|----6-----------|6-----6---------|
G|----------6-----|--6-------6-----|----------8-----|--8-------------|
D|------------8---|----8-------8---|------------7---|----7-----------|
A|----------------|----------------|8---------------|----------------|
E|6---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  C                Bb               F
e|----------------|----------------|1-------------1-|------1---------|
B|------9---9-----|--------9-8-----|----------1-----|--4-------------|
G|--9-------------|--4/5---7-7-----|------1h2-------|----------------|
D|----8-------8---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|8---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|



        F
Well, I found you're a rover and it's made me blue
F
Like a talent scout you want some love that's new
                Bb                              F
Don't come back knockin' at my heart's closed door
     C               Bb                      F
Or I won't be home, don't call and knock no more



SOLO 2
  F
e|----13----------|13--------------|13--------------|----------------|
B|--------1613----|--16--13--------|----16--13------|------13--------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------14--13|--14------14----|
D|----------------|-----------15---|----------------|------------15--|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  Bb                                F
e|----6-----------|--6-------------|----1-----------|1-----1---------|
B|----------6-----|9-----9---6-----|----1-------4---|--4-------------|
G|------------7---|------------7-1h|2---------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  C                Bb               F
e|--8-------8-----|--8---6---------|----13----------|13----13--------|
B|----8-11--------|--------9-6-----|----------16----|--16------------|
G|9-------9-------|7-----------7---|------------14--|----14----------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|13--------------|--------13------|



      F
Well, pity those with hearts so empty and cold
   F
To never know true love, a treasure to hold
                Bb                              F
Don't come back knockin' at my heart's closed door
     C               Bb                      F
Or I won't be home, don't call and knock no more


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Lebesque 266 Jun 03, 2013 11:50 AM

The solo might be hybrid picked. It also seems unusual for him to be playing in F... maybe he capoed on 1 and played in E?

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