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Heartbeat Chords And Strumming, Buddy Holly

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Did You Know? Heartbeat was the second to last single that Buddy Holly ever recorded. It's been covered many times including by Nick Berry who recorded it for the TV theme to the series Heartbeat which he stared in.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Yellow Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  Yellow Pick (White Pick if played with straight 8s)

Most Advanced Chord Change: Yellow Pick (White Pick if played with Django Chords)

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White Pick Level

Heartbeat Chords And Strumming Buddy Holly

Django Chords:

(capo fret 2)

Django C Chord

Django D Chord

Django G Chord

Strumming:

"Straight 8s": |D U D U D U D U|


Tempo: 151 bpm

Key: with capo A, without G


Intro -

||G - - - |D - - - || x2


Chorus -

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

||G - - - |D - - - || x2

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

 |G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |C - G - |


(G)Heartbeat (G)
Why do you (C)miss when my (D)baby kisses (G)me (D) (G) (D)
(G)
Heartbeat (G)
Why does a (C)love kiss stay (D)in my memo(G)ry (D) (G) (C)(G)



Bridge -

 |D - - - |C - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 |D - - - |C - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

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(D)Piddly pat, I (C)know that new love (G)thrills me (G)
(D)
I (C)know that true love (G)will be (D)


Chorus 2 -

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

||G - - - |D - - - || x2

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

||G - - - |D - - - || x2

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

||G - - - |D - - - || x2

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

 |G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |C - G - |


(G)Heartbeat (G)
Why do you (C)miss when my (D)baby kisses (G)me (D) (G) (D)

(G) (G) (C) (D) (G) (D) (G) (D)

(G)Heartbeat (G)
Why do you (C)skip when my (D)babies lips meet (G)mine (D) (G) (D)
(G)Heartbeat (G)
Why do you (C)flip and give (D)me a skip each (G)sign (D) (G) (C)(G)


Bridge 2 -

 |D - - - |C - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 |D - - - |C - - - |G - - - |D - - - |


(D)Piddly pat, and (C)sing to me love's (G)story (G)
(D) And (C)bring to me love's (G)glory (D)


Final Chorus -

 |G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |D - - - |

||G - - - |D - - - || x3

 

(G)Heartbeat (G)
Why do you (C)miss when my (D)baby kisses (G)me (D) (G) (D)
(G) (D) (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Yellow Pick Level

Heartbeat Chords And Strumming, Buddy Holly

Open Chords:

Open A Chord

Open D Chord

Open E Chord

Strumming:

"Everyman":|D    D U    U D U |

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Tempo: 151 bpm

Key: A


Intro -

||A - - - |E - - - || x2


Chorus -

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

||A - - - |E - - - || x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 |A - - - |E - - - |A - - - |D - A - |


(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)miss when my (E)baby kisses (A)me (E) (A) (E)
(A)
Heartbeat (A)
Why does a (D)love kiss stay (E)in my memo(A)ry (E) (A) (D)(A)


Bridge -

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |E - - - |


(E)Piddly pat, I (D)know that new love (A)thrills me (A)
(E) I (D)know that true love (A)will be (A)


Chorus 2 -

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

||A - - - |E - - - || x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

||A - - - |E - - - || x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

||A - - - |E - - - || x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 |A - - - |E - - - |A - - - |D - A - |


(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)miss when my (E)baby kisses (A)me (E) (A) (E)

(A) (A) (D) (E) (A) (E) (A) (E)

(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)skip when my (E)babies lips meet (A)mine (E) (A) (E)
(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)flip and give (E)me a skip each (A)sign (E) (A) (D)(A)


Bridge 2 -

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |E - - - |

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(E)Piddly pat, and (D)sing to me love's (A)story (A)
(E) And (D)bring to me love's (A)glory (E)


Final Chorus -

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

||A - - - |E - - - || x3

 

(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)miss when my (E)baby kisses (A)me (E) (A) (E)
(A) (E) (A)

Final Chord Strum: A

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Orange Pick Level

Heartbeat Chords And Strumming, Buddy Holly

Open Chords:

Open A Chord

Open D Chord

Open E Chord


plus Open Asus4: x02230

Open E6: 022120

& Open Asus2: x02200

Strumming:

"Everyman":|D    D U    U D U |

"Keep Ups*": |D U    U D    D    |

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Tempo: 151 bpm

Key: A


Intro -

||A - Asus4|E - E6|| x2

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*)   x2


Chorus -

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

||A - Asus4 A |E - E6 E || x2

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*)  x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

  |A - Asus4 A |E - E6 E |A - Asus4 A |D -A- - |

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*/ Keep Ups* /  Everyman  )​

 

(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)miss when my (E)baby kisses (A)me (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E) (A) (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E)
(A)
Heartbeat (A)
Why does a (D)love kiss stay (E)in my memo(A)ry (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E) (A) (Asus4)(A) (D)(A)


Bridge -

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4


(E)Piddly pat, I (D)know that new love (A)thrills me (A)
(E)
I (D)know that true love (A)will be (A)


Chorus 2 -

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

||A - Asus4 A |E - E6 E || x2

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*)  x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

||A - Asus4 A |E - E6 E || x2

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*)  x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

||A - Asus4 A |E - E6 E || x2

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*)  x2

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

  |A - Asus4 A |E - E6 E |A - Asus4 A |D -A- - |

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*/ Keep Ups* /  Everyman  )


(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)miss when my (E)baby kisses (A)me (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E) (A) (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E)

(A) (A) (D) (E) (A) ​(Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E) (A) (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E)

(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)skip when my (E)babies lips meet (A)mine (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E) (A) (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E)
(A)
Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)flip and give (E)me a skip each (A)sign (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E) (A) (Asus4)(A) (D)(A)


Bridge 2 -

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

 |E - - - |D - - - |A - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

​​

(E)Piddly pat, and (D)sing to me love's (A)story (A)
(E)
And (D)bring to me love's (A)glory (E)


Final Chorus -

 |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |E - - - |

 (Everyman) x4

||A - Asus4 A |E - E6 E || x3

 (Keep Ups*/Keep Ups*)  x3


(A)Heartbeat (A)
Why do you (D)miss when my (E)baby kisses (A)me (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E) (A) (Asus4)(A) (E) (E6)(E)


Final Chord Strum: Asus2

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