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                Everyday - Buddy Holly
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Everyday (1957)
(Buddy Holly/Norman Petty)
Now on: several Greatest Hits collections

One of my all time favourite songs. 

In the original version, solo and outro are played on a celeste (a keyboard 
instrument sounding like a glockenspiel). For guitar, the solo looks 
something like this:

SOLO (no capo: Eb)
(played two times)
 Eb                Ab      Bb       Eb               Ab      Bb
e|11--------------|----------------|11--------------|----------------|
B|11--11----------|1313131315--13--|11--11-----11---|1313131311--9---|
G|----12--12------|1313131315--13--|----12--12-12---|1313131312--10--|
D|--------13------|----------------|--------13------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                                                    |1. time
  Eb               Ab      Bb       Eb      Ab       Eb      Bb
e|11--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|11--11------11--|13--11--9-------|--------13------|----------------|
G|----12--12--12--|13--12--10--10--|12------13------|12--------------|
D|--------13------|------------12--|13--------------|13------12------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------13------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

|2. time                           OUTRO (no capo: Eb)
Eb      Eb7                         Eb      Ab       Eb  Bb  Eb
----------------|                 e|----------------|----------------|
--------14------|                 B|--------13------|11--9---8-------|
12------12------|                 G|12------13------|12--10--8-------|
13------13------|                 D|13--------------|----------------|
----------------|                 A|----------------|----------------|
----------------|                 E|----------------|----------------|


The song is in Eb, so I'd suggest using a capo either 1st fret (play: D) or 
3rd fret (play: C). Even with capo you can still play the solo as it doesn't 
go below the 8th fret. 


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Capo 1st fret

Intro | D | D |

D        G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer
D            G             A
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
D                   G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     A
  A-hey, a-hey-hey

D        G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' faster
D              G            A
Everyone said, go ahead and ask her
D                   A               D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     D(7)
  A-hey, a-hey-hey

G    
Everyday seems a little longer
C
Every way love's a little stronger
F
Come what may, do you ever long for
Bb             A
True love from me

D        G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer
D            G             A
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
D                   A               D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     A
  A-hey, a-hey-hey

| D | G A | D | G A | D | A | D G | D A |
Solo (see above)
| D | G A | D | G A | D | A | D G | D D7 |
Solo (see above)

G    
Everyday seems a little longer
C
Every way love's a little stronger
F
Come what may, do you ever long for
Bb             A
True love from me

D        G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer
D            G             A
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
D                   G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     A
  A-hey, a-hey-hey
D                   G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
| D G | D A   D
Outro (see above)

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UPDATE

The basic chords are as pointed out above. However, the bass on Holly's
recording suggests different chords in the first verse only - along the
lines of:

D    Bm  Em             A
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer
D     Bm     Em            A
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
D         Bm        Em      A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     A
  A-hey, a-hey-hey

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And here's a second version: Many cover versions add the relative minor
chord. I think it sounds nice. If you want to know what this version 
sounds like, check out my recording here: 
https://db.tt/q7FBxmSP

Capo 1st fret

Intro | D | D |

D    Bm  G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer
D     Bm     G             A
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
D         Bm        G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     A
  A-hey, a-hey-hey

D    Bm  G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' faster
D    Bm        G            A
Everyone said, go ahead and ask her
D         Bm        G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     D(7)
  A-hey, a-hey-hey

G    
Everyday seems a little longer
C
Every way love's a little stronger
F
Come what may, do you ever long for
Bb             A
True love from me

D    Bm  G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer
D     Bm     G             A
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
D         Bm        G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     A
  A-hey, a-hey-hey

| D Bm | G A | D Bm | G A | D Bm | G A | D G | D A |
Solo (see above)
| D Bm | G A | D Bm | G A | D Bm | G A | D G | D D(7) |
Solo (see above)

G    
Everyday seems a little longer
C
Every way love's a little stronger
F
Come what may, do you ever long for
Bb             A
True love from me

D    Bm  G              A
Everyday it's a-gettin' closer
D     Bm     G             A
Goin' faster than a roller coaster
D         Bm        G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
G        D     A
  A-hey, a-hey-hey
D         Bm        G       A       D
Love like yours will surely come my way
| D G | D A   D
Outro (see above)



The same with capo 3rd fret:

Intro | C | C |

Verse1 | C Am | F G | C Am | F G |
       | C Am | F G | C F | C G |

Verse2 | C Am | F G | C Am | F G |
       | C Am | F G | C F | C C7 |

Middle 8 | F | F | Bb | Bb |
         | Eb | Eb | Ab | G | 

Verse1 | C Am | F G | C Am | F G |
       | C Am | F G | C F | C G |

Solo 1 | C Am | F G | C Am | F G |
       | C Am | F G | C F | C G |

Solo 2 | C Am | F G | C Am | F G |
       | C Am | F G | C F | C C7 |

Middle 8 | F | F | Bb | Bb |
         | Eb | Eb | Ab | G | 

Verse1 | C Am | F G | C Am | F G |
       | C Am | F G | C F | C G |

Outro | C Am | F G | C F | C G C

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Wildcanada 24 wrote on March 13 2013, 12:40 pm

Nice try, but...Buddy Holly was pretty simple with his chords...no Bm over "everyday"...or probably anywhere else, for that matter.

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maguri 34,119 wrote on March 13 2013, 01:00 pm

Buddy may have been simple with his chords but the bass on his recording clearly plays the relative minor - even though it does so only in the first verse.

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nyoldrock 15 wrote on March 18 2013, 08:24 pm

I agree with the first comment....no Bm

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