True Love Ways (Buddy Holly) 4 Horn Alto

$15.99 USD

A gorgeous love Ballad from Buddy — and a hit for Mickey Gilley.

  • License Type: Print At Home
  • Stock Key: Bb
  • First Chord: Bb6
  • Song Length: 2:20+
  • Starts With: Vocal pickup
  • Backup Vocals: No
  • Shout Section: No
  • Solos: Open Solo Section
  • Trumpet Top Note: B5
  • Chart Version: 1
  • Tempo (bpm): Quarter Note = 85
  • Tempo Descriptor:


This 1958 lucious love ballad was recorded just four months before the singer, Buddy Holly’s untimely death. ‘True Love Ways’ was reportedly Buddy’s wedding gift to his new bride, Maria Elena Holly. The cut featured the Ray Ellis Orchestra and was co-written by Holly and his long-time collaborator Norman Petty. The song has seen numerous covers over the years from Mickey Gilley’s #1 hit rendition to Johnny Mathis, Jackson Browne and Ricky Nelson.

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