That’ll Be The Day (Buddy Holly) Small Group Bundle

$28.99 USD

One of Buddy Holly’s best known hits.

  • License Type: Print At Home
  • Stock Key: A
  • First Chord: A
  • Song Length: 2:20+
  • Starts With: Band intro (2 bars)
  • Backup Vocals: Yes
  • Shout Section: No
  • Solos: Open Solo Section
  • Trumpet Top Note: B5
  • Chart Version: 1
  • Tempo (bpm): Quarter Note = 125
  • Tempo Descriptor:


Reportedly inspired by John Wayne’s iconic catch-phrase “that’ll be the day”, this Rock ‘N Roll classic has an interesting pedigree. The song was written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison and producer Norman Petty. It has been covered many times over the years, but one of the most interesting would be an early demo from ‘The Quarrymen’ — later to be known as The Beatles. Holly’s catchy, swingin’ groove and fun, love-inspired lyrics have made this song one of his best loved.

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