Buddy Holly

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Everyday — it's a gettin' closer,
Goin' faster than a roller coaster.
Love like yours will surely come my way…

Charles Hardin Holley (7 September 19363 February 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly inspired and influenced many contemporary and later musicians.

Maybe baby I'll have you,
Maybe baby you'll be true.

Song lyrics[edit]

All songs written by Buddy Holly, except as noted.

Singles[edit]

It's so easy to fall in love — it's so easy to fall in love.
People tell me love is for fools,
So here I go breaking all of the rules.
That'll be the day — when you say goodbye.
That'll be the day — when you make me cry.
You say you're gonna leave — you know it's a lie, 'cause
That'll be the day when I die.
  • Maybe baby I'll have you,
    Maybe baby you'll be true.
    Maybe baby I'll have you for me. (All for me)

    It's funny honey you don't care-a-are,
    You never listen to my prayer-a-yer,
    Maybe baby you will love me someday (someday).

  • It's so easy to fall in love — it's so easy to fall in love.
    People tell me love is for fools,
    So here I go breaking all of the rules.
    • It's So Easy, written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty (1958)
  • Sometimes we'll sigh — sometimes we'll cry
    And we'll know why just you and I know true love ways.
  • You recall a girl that's been in nearly every song?
    This is what I heard of course the story could be wrong.

    She's the one — I've been told
    Now she's wearing a band of gold.
    Peggy Sue got married not long ago.

  • Crying, waiting, hoping, that you'll come back.
    I just can't seem to get you off my mind.
    Crying, waiting, hoping, that you'll come back.
    You're the one I love and I think about you all the time.

The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)[edit]

All of my love — all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been a-missin’
  • All of my love — all of my kissin’
    You don’t know what you’ve been a-missin’
    Oh boy — when you’re with me — oh boy
    The world will see that you were meant for me
  • I'm a-gonna tell you how it's gonna be,
    You're gonna give your love to me.
    I wanna love you night and day,
    You know my love a-not fade away.
    A-well, you know my love a-not fade away.
  • That'll be the day — when you say goodbye.
    That'll be the day — when you make me cry.
    You say you're gonna leave — you know it's a lie, 'cause
    That'll be the day when I die.

Buddy Holly (1958)[edit]

  • If you knew Peggy Sue — then you'd know why I feel blue
    Without Peggy — my Peggy Sue.
    Oh well, I love you gal — yes, I love you Peggy Sue.

    Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue — oh how my heart yearns for you.
    Oh Peggy — my Peggy Sue.
    Oh well, I love you gal — yes, I love you Peggy Sue.

    • Peggy Sue, written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty
  • Everyday — it's a gettin' closer,
    Goin' faster than a roller coaster.
    Love like yours will surely come my way
    A hey — a hey hey.
    • Everyday, written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
  • Hold me close and tell me how you feel
    Tell me love is real.
  • Words of love you whisper soft and true
    Darling I love you.
    • Words Of Love

Quotes about Holly[edit]

When I was about sixteen or seventeen years old, I went to see Buddy Holly play […], and I was three feet away from him. … And he LOOKED at me… ~ Bob Dylan
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The Day the Music Died.
~ Don McLean
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  • I just want to say that one time when I was about sixteen or seventeen years old, I went to see Buddy Holly play … at a Duluth National Guard Armory and I was three feet away from him. … And he LOOKED at me. And I just have some kind of feeling that he was — I don't know how or why — but I know he was with us all the time when we were making this record in some kind of way.
  • A long long time ago
    I can still remember how that music used to make me smile

    And I knew if I had my chance
    That I could make those people dance
    And maybe they'd be happy for a while.
    But February made me shiver
    With every paper I'd deliver
    Bad news on the doorstep
    I couldn't take one more step
    I can't remember if I cried
    When I read about his widowed bride
    But something touched me deep inside
    The Day the Music Died.
  • Conspiracy theorists might have it otherwise, but any mystery relating to Buddy Holly's death has nothing to do with the plane crash. Far more intriguing is why the six marvellous songs he wrote shortly before he was killed should be among the most angst–ridden in the entire canon of rock. … Whatever the reason, Holly's last compositions were a wonderful achievement. Heard as he recorded them, without the overdubs, his voice is crystal clear yet raw with emotion. Close your eyes and, 50 years later, Buddy Holly is singing directly to you from across the room.

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