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Not Fade Away Chords And Strumming, Buddy Holly

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Did You Know? Not Fade Away features a variation on the famous Bo Diddley Beat for it's rhythm. Jerry Allison the drummer for the Crickets, first pounded out the beat on a cardboard box during the writing session.

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Not Fade Away Chords And Strumming - Buddy Holly

Open Chords: 

Open E Chord

Open A Chord

Open D Chord


Key: A


Tempo: 

194 bpm

Strumming:

"The Chase":

|D    D      U D U |


"The Chase*":

| D U D    D   (m)   |


"Rest":

|                           |

Intro - 

||E - -A- |A - E - || x4

  ( Chase / Chase* )  x4


Verse 1 -

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

|- - - - |- - - - |

(  Rest  /  Rest  )


I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be (A) (D) (A)
You're gonna give your love to me (E) (A) (E)
I wanna love you night and day (A) (D) (A)
You know my lovin' not fade away (E) (A) (E)
You know my lovin' not fade away (E) (A) (E)


Intro -

||E - -A- |A - E - || x4

  ( Chase / Chase* )  x4


Verse 2 -

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

|- - - - |- - - - |

(  Rest  /  Rest  )


My love is bigger than a Cadillac (A) (D) (A)
I try to show it and you're drivin' me back (E) (A) (E)
Your love for me has got to be real (A) (D) (A)
For you to know just how I feel (E) (A) (E)
Love for real not fade away (E) (A) (E)


Intro -

||E - -A- |A - E - || x4

  ( Chase / Chase* )  x4


Middle 8 (Solo) -

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

( Chase / Chase* / Chase / Chase*)

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

( Chase / Chase*/ Chase / Chase*)

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

( Chase / Chase* / Chase / Chase*)

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

( Chase / Chase*)


Intro -

||E - -A- |A - E - || x4

  ( Chase / Chase* )  x4


Verse 3 -

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

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

(  Rest  /  Rest  / Chase  / Chase* )

|- - - - |- - - - |

(  Rest  /  Rest  )


I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be (A) (D) (A)
You're gonna give your love to me (E) (A) (E)
Love to last more than one day (A) (D) (A)
A love is lovin' not fade away (E) (A) (E)
A love is lovin' not fade away (E) (A) (E)


Intro (fadeout) -

||E - -A- |A - E - || x4

  ( Chase / Chase* )  x4


Final Chord Strum: E

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