That'll Be The Day

That'll Be The Day

Escrita por Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly y Norman Petty

Interpretada por The Crickets (Brunswick 9-55009, 1957)

Buddy y Jerry Allison tomaron prestada la frase más repetida por John Wayne en la película "The Searchers" (en España "Centauros del desierto"), para titular uno de los temas que incluyeron, en julio de 1956, en su segunda sesión de grabación en Nashville. Definida por Owen Bradley como "la peor canción que he escuchado en mi vida", Decca prefirió mantenerla inédita, siendo la segunda versión, registrada en Clovis como simple demo siete meses después y editada bajo el nombre de The Crickets, la que se convertiría en un rotundo éxito nacional que impulsaría de manera vertiginosa la carrera de Holly y su banda, propiciando además que la versión de Nashville fuera recuperada en forma de 45.

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye

Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry

You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie

'Cause that'll be the day when I die

 

Well, you give me all your loving and your turtle doving

All your hugs and kisses and your money too

Well, you know you love me baby, until you tell me, maybe

That some day, well I'll be through

 

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye

Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry

You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie

'Cause that'll be the day when I die

 

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye

Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry

You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie

'Cause that'll be the day when I die

 

Well, when Cupid shot his dart he shot it at your heart

So if we ever part and I leave you

You sit and hold me and you tell me boldly

That some day, well I'll be blue

 

Well, that'll be the day, when you say goodbye

Yes, that'll be the day, when you make me cry

You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie

'Cause that'll be the day when I die

 

Well, that'll be the day

That'll be the day

That'll be the day

That'll be the day