Words of Love
Composer(s) : Buddy Holly
Year : 1957
Chords/Tabs: Words of Love
Words Of Love
KEY A Major
- 2X - ---- 2X --- - 2X -
Intro -> Verse -> Verse (solo) -> Verse -> Outro (fadeout)
COMPOSER Buddy Holly
INFLUENTIAL VERSION Buddy Holly (1957)
- Strange, isn't it, given the extent to which the group can be said to have
been influenced and inspired by the nice fellow from Lubbock, that this is
the only one of his tunes to have become part of the official Beatles
songbook, especially considering the relatively large number of his
tunes that had been in their early repertoire, starting as early as
the infamous Quarrymen acetate of "That'll Be The Day".
- The form is "monotonous" in the manner of Chuck's blues numbers though
the sections here are all eight, instead of twelve, measures long. The
harmonic content is an ostinato/mantra-like endless repetition of the
I-IV-V chord progression, and the two-fold instrumental solo section is
an unusual touch.
- Buddy's original is a tad more Latin in its backbeat, but the choice of
key, as well as much of the guitar work, is identical in both versions.
Granted, the Beatles do greatly emphasize their own open-fifth style of
vocal counterpoint in the arrangement, plus they add hand claps and
Ringo's banging on a "packing case" to the percussion section. But
still, it remains essentially a sentimental and nostalgic Tribute To
Buddy, rather than an outright imitation.
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