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Rave On by Buddy Holly

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Buddy Holly
"Rave On"
Tabbed by Arrell

The other "Rave On" tab is quite horribly incorrect, so I decided to try throw one up
I've used several sources to piece it up (youtube videos, sheet music previews(!),
so I've reason to believe this tab is reliable.

Where am I unsure (or have improvised a touch), I will point it out so that you can
ignore or work around what I've suggested.

4/4
Intro
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Verse 1
 Chord diagramG+G
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
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|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
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|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Chord diagramD MajorD                  Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramD MajorD
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
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|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-------7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|-------7-7-7-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3-3-3-----------|

Verse 2
 Chord diagramG+G
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Chord diagramD MajorD                  Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramBB
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
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|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-|

Chorus
 Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G
 Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
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|--(see note 1)---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-----5---------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Chord diagramD MajorD                  Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramA augmentedA  Chord diagramBB
 Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7-----9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-7-7-9-9-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-|

Repeat Chorus

Piano solo (repeat Chorus)

Repeat Chorus, and then play this chorus (note the variation at the end):

 Chord diagramC majorC                  Chord diagramG+G
 Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--(see note 1)---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-----5---------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-----5-----7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3-----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 Chord diagramD MajorD                  Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramD MajorD
 Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Q+Chord diagramE MajorE  Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----7-----9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5-----5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------|

Bridge
 Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G Chord diagramD MajorD
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|--(see note 2)---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|---------5-5-5-5-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|---------5-5-5-5-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------|

 Chord diagramG+G    Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G
 Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E Chord diagramE MajorE E  e Chord diagramE MajorE Q H
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|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|---------5-5-5-5-|-5---------------||
|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-5---------------||
|-3-3-3-3---------|-3---------------||

Note 1: I'm not certain about the octaves here, however I figure since they are
accented notes, you might as well add a little harmony to it.

Note 2: Again, octaves for a snazzier sound. Suits the piano as well.

Duration 🏷Legend
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W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; Chord diagramE MajorE - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature 🏷Legend
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 h  - hammer-on
 p  - pull-off
 b  - bend
 pb - pre-bend
 r  - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s  - legato slide
 S  - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~  - vibrato
 tr - trill
 T  - tap
 TP - trem. picking
 PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n - tremolo bar down
 n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =  - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x  - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o  - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc 🏷Legend
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 | - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
 : - bar (freetime)
 $ - Segno
 & - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing

Other versions of Rave On

Alternative guitar chords and tabs for Rave On by Buddy Holly

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Rave on (Ver. 2)Chords

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