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Author
Buddy Holly
"Rave On"
Tabbed by Arrell

The other "Rave On" tab is quite horribly incorrect, so I decided to try throw one up 
I've used several sources to piece it up (youtube videos, sheet music previews(!), 
so I've reason to believe this tab is reliable.

Where am I unsure (or have improvised a touch), I will point it out so that you can 
ignore or work around what I've suggested.

4/4
Intro
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Verse 1
  G
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  C                                   G
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  D                                   G       C         G     D
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-------7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|-------7-7-7-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3-3-3-----------|

Verse 2
  G
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  C                                   G
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  D                                   G       C         G       A   B
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-|

Chorus
  C                                   G
  Q+E   Q+E   E E   E E E E E E E E   Q+E   Q+E   E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--(see note 1)---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-----5---------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  D                                   G       C         G       A   B
  Q+E   Q+E   E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7-----9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-|

Repeat Chorus

Piano solo (repeat Chorus)

Repeat Chorus, and then play this chorus (note the variation at the end):

  C                                   G
  Q+E   Q+E   E E   E E E E E E E E   Q+E   Q+E   E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--(see note 1)---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-----5---------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

  D                                   G       C         G D
  Q+E   Q+E   E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7-----9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------|

Bridge
  G       C         G D               G       C         G D
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|--(see note 2)---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|---------5-5-5-5-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|---------5-5-5-5-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------|

  G       C         G
  E E E E E E E E   e E Q  H
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|---------5-5-5-5-|-5---------------||
|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5---------------||
|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------||

Note 1: I'm not certain about the octaves here, however I figure since they are
accented notes, you might as well add a little harmony to it.

Note 2: Again, octaves for a snazzier sound. Suits the piano as well.

Duration Legend
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W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing

            
            
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Hardekern 10 Jan 06, 2017 07:43 PM

3 and 7? are you sure i cant reach from 3 to 7.

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arrell 229 Jan 11, 2017 04:49 AM

100% certain. It's a bit of a stretch for your pinky, but it's how you achieve that rock 'n roll sound.

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intoanother 10 4 days ago

This is correct but the 7-5 9-5 pattern should be down a string.

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