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Rock and Roll Classics

In 1957, Buddy Holly and The Crickets had a successful two-sided record with “Peggy Sue” on the A-Side and “Everyday” on the B-Side.

The song “Peggy Sue”  was written by Buddy Holly, The Crickets’ drummer Jerry Allison, and record producer Norman Petty. At first, they called it “Cindy Lou” after Holly’s niece, but Jerry Allison was dating Peggy Sue Gerron, so they thought it would be nice to name the song after her. The Crickets are playing on “Peggy Sue.” However, due to legal issues , Coral Records listed Holly as a solo artist. Anyway, in 1957, the song went to #3 on both the U.S. Pop Chart and the R&B Chart. The single had another great song, “Everyday,” on the B-Side. There have been numerous covers of “Peggy Sue,” including versions by Bobby Vee, Paul McCartney, Connie Francis, Waylon Jennings, Freddie & The Dreamers, The Hollies, The Beach Boys, The Troggs, and Lou Reed — just to name a few.

Here are the lyrics to “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly:

“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”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to other songs by Buddy Holly: “That’ll Be The Day,” “Everyday,” and “True Love Ways.”

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  1. […] If you would like to read about the song “Oh Boy!” by The Crickets, please click here or “Peggy Sue” and “Everyday,” please click here. […]

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