Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly Lyrics


If you knew Peggy Sue
Then you'd know why I feel blue without Peggy
My Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Oh how my heart yearns for you
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal and I need you Peggy Sue

I love you Peggy Sue
With a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal yes I need you Peggy Sue

I love you Peggy Sue
With a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you gal, and I want you Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal and I want you Peggy Sue

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BUDDY HOLLY, JERRY ALLISON, NORMAN PETTY

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Petty’s Echo Chamber

Another thing that contributed to the “Clovis Sound” wasn’t actually in the studio at all. “Norman built an echo chamber in the A-frame attic of his father’s garage next door,” says Stull. “Buddy Holly’s family was in the tile business and they took a bunch of scrap ceramic tile and put pieces all over the attic, which was about 100’ long and 50’ wide, to create reflective surfaces. On one side, Norman placed an old speaker in a wooden case that looked like the sort of speaker used in schools to make announcements, and on the other side he had a microphone. He also had some big pieces of sewer tile standing up in there, which the sound would hit and curve around to break up any standing waves. He would send the sound from his studio all the way over to that attic and then the microphone would pick it up and that sound would be sent back to the studio."

The echo chamber can be heard on all of the recordings Holly made at the Clovis studio, though it is particularly evident on “Peggy Sue” due to a clever production move by Petty.

“Norman only used one microphone on the drums. On the intro to [Peggy Sue], you hear the drummer playing a paradiddle on a tom as Norman switches the echo on and off every two beats, from dry to wet,“ says Stull. Another nice touch was putting a mic close to the strings of Holly’s electric guitar to pick up the unamplified acoustic sound of the pick strumming the strings, which was blended with the slightly muffled sound of the amplified rhythm guitar.”

The chord solo during “Peggy Sue” also presented a challenge – one that Petty couldn’t solve with creative engineering. “When it came time to play that louder and much brighter rhythm solo, Buddy needed to change from the darker pickup setting to the treble pickup setting,” explains Stull. “But he couldn’t do it and play at the same time, so fellow Cricket Niki Sullivan knelt next to him and reached up to switch the guitar from one setting to another.”

-Billy Stull



Levent Trolley

If you knew Peggy Sue
Then you'd know why I feel blue
Without Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Oh how my heart yearns for you
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, and I need you Peggy Sue

I love you, Peggy Sue, with a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you girl; I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, yes, I need you Peggy Sue

I love you, Peggy Sue, with a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, and I want you Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, and I want you Peggy Sue



Levent Trolley

If you knew Peggy Sue
Then you'd know why I feel blue
Without Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Oh how my heart yearns for you
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, and I need you Peggy Sue

I love you, Peggy Sue, with a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you girl; I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, yes, I need you Peggy Sue

I love you, Peggy Sue, with a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, and I want you Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you girl, and I want you Peggy Sue



All comments from YouTube:

Kyle Bastian

With the passing of Jerry Allison, I think it's fair to say RIP to all members of Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Thank you all for making the Baby Boomers of America happy. We will miss you all.

Peggy Smith

I was named after this song. Daddy used to strum his guitar and sing this to me while he was alive. He died when I was 12. Still one of my fondest memories. Thank You Daddy!

Leonard Niedermayer

Cool. You're lucky his favorite song wasn't Hound Dog.

BeastGamer

@Cyndy Gough it was Cindy Lou but Jerry wanted it to be Peggy sue

Dominic

so was I

Jim Hopper

I am so sorry for your loss

Marilia CR

Daddy loved you and had an excellent music taste.

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Suh Synched

No gimmick, no frills, no smoke n mirrors, just solid songwriting that has never aged. Genius.

D4rk4ngel89 Delossantos

I live in Lubbock Texas he got a bad Musium here

James Hamilton

Always been my thoughts also 1955

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