Buddy Holly “True Love Ways” Original Single 1960.

The song was released on June 29, 1960. It did not manage to enter the charts of the USA, but it was a success in the charts of U.K., reaching number # 25 on the pop singles. The song was included in a compilation album, The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2 (Coral 1960)

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True Love Ways

Lp cover Buddy Holly ( Coral 1960 )
Lp cover Buddy Holly ( Coral 1960 )

“True Love Ways”, a song written by Buddy Holly & Norman Petty, was recorded by Buddy Holly for the Coral label on October 21, 1958, at Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City. In the same session, three other songs were recorded: “It doesn’t matter anymore”, “Raining in my heart” and “Moondreams”. Buddy was accompanied at this recording session by: Al Caiola (lead guitar), Sanford Bloch (bass), Clifford Leeman (drums), Ernest Hayes (piano), Doris Johnson (harp), Abraham Richman (alt sax) and Sylvan Shulman, Leo Kruczek, Leonard Posner, Irving Spice, Ray Free, Herbert Bourne, Julius Held and Paul Winter (violins); David Schwartz and Howard Kay (violas); and Maurice Brown and Maurice Bialkin (cellos). With the production Dick Jacobs, the song was released on June 29, 1960. It did not manage to enter the charts of the USA, but it was a success in the charts of U.K., reaching number # 25 on the pop singles.

The song was included in a compilation album, The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2 (Coral 1960), Recordings between, December 19, 1957 – February 14, 1958 in Clovis, New Mexico June 19 – December 17, 1958 in New York City, New York. The album was released in April 1960. On the UK Album charts, it peaked at # 7.



Lp cocer Mickey Gilley ( Epic 1980 )
Lp cocer Mickey Gilley ( Epic 1980 )

Mickey Gilley, recorded a version in February 1980, for the Epic label, has been the most successful version, on June 19, 1980, it reached number 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remaining on the charts a total The 16 weeks , also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts on August 16, 1980. The song was included on the album, That’s All That Matters to Me (Epic 1980).

About the song:

Along with It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining in My Heart, and Moondreams, this song was recorded at Holly’s last recording session before her death on February 3, 1959.

Although Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, claims that the song was written for her as a wedding gift, a list of productions by producer Norman Petty claims that Vi Petty, Norman’s wife, recorded the first version of this song on June 4, 1958: two weeks before Buddy’s first meeting with Maria. Holly’s biographer Bill Griggs notes that the melody is largely based on the gospel song “I’ll Be All Right,” one of Holly’s favorites, and that it would be played at her funeral in 1959. According to Griggs, the frame of the melody was written by Buddy, with the rest, and lyrics added by Petty. On April 29, 2011, Ms. Holly released the never-before-seen “True Love Ways” photo of her wedding kiss, now shown on Table 53 by PJ Clarke, the table where they got engaged at their First date, June 20, 1958.



Single Mickey Gilley ( Epic 1980 )
Single Mickey Gilley ( Epic 1980 )

Some Versions:

Bobby Vee 1963 (Liberty)
Frank Ifield 1964 (Columbia)
Skeeter Davis 1967 (RCA Victor)
Randy Gurley 1978 (ABC Records)
Mickey Gilley 1980 (Epic)
Tommy Cash 1982 (51 West)
Martina McBride 2005 (RCA)
Aaron Watson 2005 (Icehouse Music)

Up to 60 versions …

 





Buddy Holly – True Love Ways Lyrics

Just you know why
Why you and I
Will by and by
Know true love ways

Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care

Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care
Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways

Single Buddy Holly ( Coral 1960 )
Single Buddy Holly ( Coral 1960 )

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