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Rock Around With Ollie Vee Tab

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                Rock Around with Ollie Vee - Buddy Holly
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Buddy Holly
Rock Around with Ollie Vee (1957)
(Sonny Curtis)

Now bonus track on CD: "Buddy Holly" (originally released in 1958)
    and on: "Memorial Collection [Disc 1]"


A real gem! The lead guitar is arguably played by Sonny Curtis 
(http://notfadeaway.dk/buddyholly/that.pdf) with Holly being listed as 
second guitarist but, I must admit, I don't hear another guitar anywhere. 
It's not easy to pin down what is played (and sung!), either. Use this tab 
as a basic suggestion, add variations and adapt it to your own Rockabilly 
style. Have fun!

In the second bar of the opening lick, the "c" (INTRO 1 and 2: B-String, 
13th fret / SOLO: A-string, 3rd fret) has to be bent just a little, making 
it higher than "c" without really reaching the "c#", though. 
In the second half of the parts I mostly hear single notes. Some of the high 
notes are struck very hard creating a slapping effect. I usually play 
a picking pattern there. I put these notes in brackets because they are not 
really there but are still close to the feel of the original. When playing a 
pattern it must be percussive with the 2 and the 4 dampened hard to get the 
beat going without actually producing a tone. 


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INTRO 1
  A                A(7)             D                B7
e|9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|121212121212----|----------------|----------------|
B|10101010101010--|131313131313----|1010101010101010|10101010101010--|
G|----------------|b-b-b-b-b-b-----|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  A                E7               A6               A
e|----5-----------|--0-------0-----|----5-----------|5---------------|
B|----------7-----|-(0)--3--(0)----|----5-----7-----|----------------|
G|----------------|-----(1)--------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|5---------------|0---------------|5-----------5---|----------------|

SOLO
  A                A(7)             D                B7
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|2-2-2-2-2-2-----|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4---|
A|4-4-4-4-4-4-4---|3-3-3-3-3-3-----|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|b-b-b-b-b-b-b---|----------------|----------------|
  A                E7               A6               A6
e|----5-----------|--0-------0-----|----5-----------|5-----5---------|
B|----------7-----|------3---------|----------7-----|--7-------------|
G|---(6)-----(6)--|---(1)-----(1)--|---(6)-----(6)--|----6-----------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|(5)----(5)------|(0)----(0)------|(5)-----(5)-----|5---------------|

INTRO 2
  A                A(7)             D                B7
e|9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|121212121212----|----------------|----------------|
B|10101010101010--|131313131313----|1010101010101010|10101010101010--|
G|----------------|b-b-b-b-b-b-----|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  A                E7               A                A 
e|----5-----------|----------------|----5-----------|5---------------|
B|----------7-----|--5-------5-----|---(5)----7-----|5---------------|
G|----6-------6---|7-----7---------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----7-------7---|----------------|----------------|
E|5-------5-------|0-------0-------|5-----------5---|----------------|

| b   Bend

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INTRO 1

                  A
Well, we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues tonight 
D                             B
Rock - cause everything gonna be alright 
        A                 E                          A
Cause tonight we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues 

      A
Well, I got a little gal called Ollie Vee 
      D                      B
Ollie Vee come from Memphis, Memphis Tennessee 
    A                   E
And tonight we're gonna rock-a-rock around 
           A
With Ollie Vee - Ollie Ollie Vee 

      A 
Ollie Vee says she gonna do me right tonight 
          D                  B
I'm gonna wear my blue suede shoes tonight 
      A                 E
And tonight we're gonna rock-a-rock around 
           A
With Ollie Vee - Ollie Ollie Vee 

                  A
Well, we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues tonight 
D                             B
Rock - cause everything gonna be alright 
        A                 E                          A
Cause tonight we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues 

SOLO

INTRO 1

                  A
Well, we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues tonight 
D                             B
Rock - cause everything gonna be alright 
        A                 E                          A
Cause tonight we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues 

          A 
I'm gonna shout, laugh, holler and giggle tonight 
          D                             B
I'm gonna shake it just a little in the middle of the night 
        A                 E
Cause tonight we're gonna rock-a-rock around 
           A 
With Ollie Vee - Ollie Ollie Vee 

        A
Well, I think Mr Cop'll call me tonight 
    D                    B
And try to put a stop to me tonight 
        A                 E
Cause tonight we're gonna rock-a-rock around 
           A
With Ollie Vee - Ollie Ollie Ollie

                  A
Well, we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues tonight 
D                             B
Rock - cause everything gonna be alright 
        A                 E                          A
Cause tonight we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues 

INTRO 2

                  A
Well, we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues tonight 
D                             B
Rock - cause everything gonna be alright 
        A                 E                          A
Cause tonight we're gonna rock to the rhythm and the blues 


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shaun75 53 wrote on September 27 2010, 11:58 am

Fantastic! 5*
Thankyou

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6stringlicks 68 wrote on October 21 2010, 04:59 pm

Ok, On the verse that you had trouble with it should go; Tey say they are going to call the cops tonight, and try to put a stop to me tonight, but tonight we are going to rock around with Ollie Vee, Ollie, Ollie Vee. Hope this helps

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