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                What to do - Buddy Holly
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Buddy Holly
What to do
(Holly)
Now on: "Buddy Holly"

More teenage troubles put into song by the inimitable Buddy Holly.
The tuning of the original recording is somehow in between keys but 
- as has been pointed out in a comment - it is most likely A major.

The version below follows Buddy Holly's recording. Check out my cover 
version, too. I tried a very different approach there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPkaZTaY_s

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INTRO
| A | D E | A | D E |


VERSE
A                        E       A
What to do, now that she doesn't want me?
D      E           A           D  E     | A | D E |
       That's what haunts me,     what to do?


VERSE
A                        E       A
What to do, to keep from feeling lonely?
D      E        A       D  E      | A D | A |
       Want her only,      what to do?


MIDDLE 8
C#           C#7              D              E
  The record hops and all the happy times we had
G#                            A                  B   E
  The soda shop, the walks to school now make me sa--ad


VERSE
A                      E         A
What to do, to keep my heartache showin'?
D      E         A         D  E     | A | D E |
       Still not knowin',     what to do?


SOLO
| A | D E | A | D E | 
| A | D E | A D | A |


MIDDLE 8
C#           C#7              D              E
  The record hops and all the happy times we had
G#                            A                  B   E
  The soda shop, the walks to school now make me sa--ad


VERSE
A                      E         A
What to do, to keep my heartache showin'?
D      E         A         D  E       A
       Still not knowin',     what to do?     


OUTRO
| A | D E | A | D E |
 Ooooh     

(fade)

            
            
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Lowdenjim 10 Feb 08, 2012 05:38 AM

Please Note:
Buddy Holly recorded this song using chords in his favourite key of A, but his acoustic guitar was slightly de-tuned (slightly flat) so it is not authentic to use chords as if played in the key of Ab. Much easier to play it as he actually played it!!

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maguri [tm] 32,118 Feb 08, 2012 05:54 AM

@ Lowdenjim
Thanks for your comment - you're probably right, too.
One can always use the transpose function to get the chords in different keys, though.

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Kraziekhat 64,745 May 12, 2015 01:39 AM

Sounds good to me. Nice job. Kraziekhat.

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