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Author
Maybe Baby                              
Buddy Holly
Tabbed by Derrick
derrickbell@sympatico.ca

Intro Riff
  A               F            A
E-----------------2--------------|[3X]
B-2-------2-2-----2------------2-|
G-2-----2-2-2-2-0-2------------2-|
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-----4-4-4-2------2-|
A-0-0-4-----------4-------4-0--0-|
E-----------------2--------------|

(A) Maybe baby, (F#m) I'll have you
(A) Maybe baby, (F#m) you'll be true
(A) Maybe baby, (D) I'll have (E7) you for (A) me (D) (A) (E)

(A) It's funny Honey, (F#m) you don't care
(A) You never listen (F#m) to my prayers
(A) Maybe baby, (D) you will (E7) love me some-(A) day (D) (A) (A7)

Chorus:
Well, (D) you are the one that makes glad
(A) And you are the one that makes me sad
(D) When someday you want me, well, 
(E) I'll be there, wait and see
(A) Maybe baby, (F#m) I'll have you
(A) Maybe baby, (F#m) you'll be true
(A) Maybe baby, (D) I'll have (E7) you for (A) me (D) (A) (E)

-Instrumental-[Same as verse with guitar riff]

-Repeat Chorus-

(A) Maybe baby, (D) I'll have (E7) you for (A) me (D) (A)

I play the begining of song with a guitar riff similar to the Waylon Jennings medly
version. You can hear Buddy slide the open D chord up to E but at the end of the verses
he plays open E almost skipping the A. Buddy had such a great sense of rhythm and timing.
I read that Buddy Holly's mother partially wrote this song but was not credited. It was
recorded at the Officers mess at Tinker AFB while Buddy was on a day off from touring.
All the background vocals were added later. The drummer JI Allison was trying to play a
beat similar to Little Richards Lucille and I think thats what makes the intro sound so
great.

            
            
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