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PD: Song Forms22 Oct 2002 11:17
This thread is going to be a place for you to submit songform-transcriptions of songs/albums by your favourite bands/musicians. I'm also interested in the songs of Classical composers.
Progressive rock albums/songs are too welcomed, pop music detto: Prince, Radiohead, Nirvana, Depeche Mode, U2, Rush, King Crimson, Beach Boys, radio's play-lists...

It would be useful for us to find out what songwriters/bands were or were not very creative in terms of songform. I'm interested in songs with both complex and simple songforms, submit them here. I prefer the format that is used in my song-form article.
1.PD 11 Mar 2003 14:50
An interesting link:
www.sria.sk.ca
2.Sebastian 02 Aug 2004 19:44

I think a couple of later Led Zeppelin tracks (e.g. Achilles Last Stand) are acyclic, more than Stairway imo. Pink Floyd`s Comfortably Numb (my new fave song from that band) goes like this:

AAA - BCBCDBCD
AA -- BCBCDE - AAAAAA (fade)


Very simple song in harmony:

A--> Bm - - - A - - - G -(F#m) Em - Bm - - -
B--> D - - - A - - - D - - - A - - G
C--> C - - - G - - - (x2)
D--> A - - G C - G G D - - -
E--> D - - - -

3.PD 03 Apr 2007 15:39


Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's LHCB
 | Noise | Intro | Verse | instr. Bridge | Chorus | Bridge | Verse | Outro |
 

With A Little Help From My Friend
 | Intro I-II | Verse | Chorus ||
              | Verse | Chorus | Bridge |
              | Verse | Chorus | Bridge |
                      | Chorus - Outro (Intro I) |
 
Lucy In The With Diamonds
 | Intro | Verse | Bridge | Chorus |
         | verse | Bridge | Chorus |
         | Verse | Chorus - Chorus - Chorus |
Verse: Intro'
 

Getting Better
 | Intro | Bridge-beginning |
 | Verse | Chorus | Spacer |
 | Verse | Chorus'| Bridge (Chorus) ||
 | Verse'| Chorus | Bridge | Outro |
 

Fixing A Hole
 | Intro | Verse | Verse | Bridge |
         | Verse | Solo (Verse)| Bridge |
         | Verse | Verse'| Verse' |
 

She's Leaving Home
 | Intro | Verse | Verse | Chorus I-II |
         | Verse | Verse | Chorus |
                 | Verse | Chorus | Outro |
 

For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
 | Intro | Verse | Spacer (Intro') |
         | Verse | instr.  Verse' |
         | Verse | S.C. - instr. Verse' - Outro |

S.C.: short connector
 

Within You Without You
 | Intro | Verse | Verse' || Chorus ||
 | instr. Verse' | instr. Verse' |
 | Intro'| Verse" || Chorus |
 

When I'm 64
 | Intro I-II | Verse | Bridge ||
              | Verse | Bridge ||
              | Verse | Outro (Intro I) |
Bridge: half instrumental
Intro I: instr. (beginning + ending of the Verse)'
(see also '39, and Mary Hopkins' "Those Were The Days")
 

Lovely Rita
 | Intro I-II | Verse | Bridge | Verse - connector |
        | Solo (Verse)| Bridge || Verse - Intro II-II | Outro |

Good Morning
 | cock - Intro | Verse | Verse (short) | Bridge |
                | Verse | Solo (short Verse)| Bridge |
                | Verse - Outro (Intro') |
Bridge: only one phrase
Intro: ext. ending of Verse
 

Sgt. Pepper... Reprise
 | Intro I-II | Chorus' - Chorus" - Outro |
Chorus: from the 1st track.
 

A Day In The Life
 | Intro | Verse | Verse' | Verse" - Connector 1 - Build Up |
         | Connector 2 | Bridge | Bridge' | Connector 3 |
                          | Verse" - Connector 1 - Build Up | Outro I-II |
 

+2
Strawberry Field Forever
 | Intro | Chorus |
 | Verse | Chorus ||
 | Verse | Chorus ||
 | Verse | Chorus - tag | Outro I-II |
Intro's first half: instr. (Verse's beginning)'
 

All You Need Is Love
 | Intro I | instr. Verse |
 | Verse | Verse | Chorus |
   |instr. Verse | Chorus |
         | Verse | Chorus | Chorus - tag-Outro |

Led Zeppelin: IV

Black Dog
 | Verse (ABABAB) | CB | Chorus (DD) | Verse (ABAB) | E | Bridge (FF'FF') |
 | Verse (ABABAB) | CB | Chorus (DD) | Verse (ABAB) | E | Solo (FFFFFFFF...) |
 

Rock and Roll
 | Intro I-II | Verse | Verse | intro II | Solo (Verse) |
              | Verse | Outro (Verse')|
 

The Battle Of Evermore
 | Intro | Verse | Bridge |
         | Verse | Bridge |
         | Verse | Bridge | Outro I (Intro') - II (Verse') - I |
 

Stairway To Heaven
| Intro (AABB'= Verse 1) |
| Verse 1 I-II | Verse 1 (A,A-instr.) | CC |
| Verse 2 (DD) - CC | Verse 2 - CC |
| Verse 3 (Verse 2) - CC | Verse 3 |
| Connector | Solo (Bridge') | Bridge (DDDDDDDDD) |
| Connector (Chorus') - Outro (ending of A) |
 

Misty Mountain Hop
 | Intro | Verse | Bridge |
 | Intro'| Verse | Bridge |
 | Intro'| Verse | Bridge |
 | Solo (Intro-Bridge-Intro)|
         | Verse | Bridge | Outro (Intro') |
Verse : ABAB
 

Four Sticks
| Intro (Verse') | Verse | Verse | Bridge (AA) |
        | Intro' | Verse'| Bridge (AAAAA'A') |
                 | Verse | Outro (Intro")|
 

Going To California
 | Intro | Verse (AAA) | B | Verse' (AAA) | Bridge (CC) |
 | Intro'| Verse (AAA) | B | Outro (Intro')|
 

When The Levee Breaks
 | Intro | Verse | Verse | AA | Break | Bridge -Solo (Break) |
 | Intro'| Verse | Verse | AA | Break'- Bridge' - Outro |
 
Metallica: Master Of Puppets (1986)
The capital letters refer to the riffs played. This songforms-transcription is skecthy and it must be wrong at several places.


Battery
 | Intro (A x 10) | C | BB' | BB'C' | Verse (BBCBCB...) | Solo (C) | Verse |
 | Connector | Solo (D) I-II | Connector (E) | Verse - Tag | Connector (EE') |
 

Master Of Puppets
 | Intro I - II (AAAA) | BBB'BB'Bc | D | Verse (DDDDEE) | Chorus (FFFF') | Bridge - Tag |
 | B... | Verse | Chorus | Bridge - Tag | Pre-solo 1 (GG) | Solo 1 (GGGGGG) | GG'|
 | HH | Bridge 2 (HHHH') | Solo 2 (Verse) | IIJJJJ'BB' | Verse | Chorus | Bridge - Tag |
 | DDDD - outro |
 

Things That Should Not Be
 | Intro I-II (C) | AAAAAA B || Verse (CAACA) | Bridge (BBDD') | AAAA ||
 | Verse | Bridge | Solo (EEEEF) | AAAA || Verse | Bridge || AAAAAAAAA...
 

Sanitorium
 | Intro I - II (AAAA) - Solo 1 (AAAA) | Verse (AA-AA-A1'A") | Chorus (BB'BB") |
 | Solo 2 (AAAA) | Verse | Chorus - Tag || Connector (CCCC) | Bridge (DD) |
 | Solo 3 (CCCC) | D" | Solo 3 (DDDDDD) | D"D" - outro |
 

Disposable Heroes
 | AA-AA || BBBB - BB | C |
 | BB - verse (DD'D'D")| Bridge (EEEE) | Solo 1(E'E') || Chorus (FFFFG) |
       | Verse | Bridge | Solo 1 | Chorus || HHHH - Bridge 2 (HHHH) |
 | Solo 2 (HHHH-HHHH-IH'H'IH'H'JHHJHH) | H'H"H'H" | Bridge 3 (HHHK) ||
   | C | Verse | Bridge | Solo 1 || Chorus | Chorus' | C'C'C"C'- outro (C')|
B:XXXX
C:YYYYYYZ
 

Leper Messiah
 | Intro I-II-III-IV | Verse (AAAA) | BB | Bridge (BBBB) | CDD'DE) |
                     | Verse | BB | Bridge | CD..  | Solo (FF) | F'F' |
 | Bridge 2 (F'F') | Solo (F"F"-F'F') | G | Bridge 3 (HHIHHIHHI..) || CDD'D...
 
 

Orion:
 | Intro I - II (AAAAAA) | BBBB | B'B'B'B' | AA-AA | Solo (AA-CC') ||
 | Interlude (DD-DDDD-DDDD-DDDD-DD-DDDDDD) - EEEE - E'E'E'E' ||
 | Solo (FFFF) | B'B'B'B'B'B'....
 

Damage Inc:
  | Intro || AAA'A' BBBC BBBCD | EE | Verse (EE'EE'CC) | AA" | Verse ||
  | FF | Bridge (F) | Solo I - II (Verse') | FC' | Verse | A |

ABBA: Gold (Greatest Hits)

Dancing Queen:
 | Intro (Chorus II)' - Chorus III |
 | Verse | Verse  | Chorus I-II-III - Intro' |
 | Verse | Chorus - Outro (Intro')|
 

Knowing Me Knowing You
| Intro (Verse riff)| Verse I-II | Chorus - Spacer 1 |
                         | Verse | Chorus - Spacer 1 |
                      | Spacer 2 | Chorus - Outro (Spacer 1') |
 

Take A Chance On Me
| Verse | Verse | pre-Bridge | Bridge I - II |
| Verse | Verse | pre-Bridge | Bridge |
| Verse | Verse || Verse || Verse |
Verse: acts like a Chorus
 

Mama Mia
| Intro | Verse | pre-Chorus | Chorus I - II - half I |
| Intro | Verse | pre-Chorus | Chorus I - II - I - I - II - half I | Intro' |
Verse: AABC
 

Lay All Your Love On Me
| Intro (Chorus) || Verse (AA) | Pre-Chorus | Chorus (B) |
                  | verse | pre-Chorus | Chorus (BB) ||
                  | Verse | pre-Chorus | Chorus (BBBBB) |
 

Super Trooper
 | Intro (A) | Spacer |
     | Verse | Chorus (AA) - Spacer |
     | Verse | Chorus (AA) ||
    | Bridge | Chorus (AA-A-A) |
 

I Have A Dream
| Intro | AABBCCAAABBC'CAA - Intro |
        | AABBC'CAA - ext. Intro |
 

The Winner Takes It All
| Intro (AA) | Verse (AA) | Chorus (A) |
             | Verse (AAA)| Chorus (A) |
        | Verse (AAAA AA) | Chorus' (AAAA)|
 

Money Money Money
| Intro (E) || Verse (AAB) |*| Chorus (CCDC'E) ||
             | Verse |*| Chorus | Chorus |
* : instrumental spacer
 

SOS
| Intro (AA) | verse (BBCB) - *| Chorus (DDEE) |
             | Verse (BBCB) - *| Chorus (DDEE) |
         | inst. Verse (BB) - *| Chorus (DDEEEE) | Outro (A') |
 

Chiquitita
Intro (Verse') | Verse | Verse |
               | Verse | Verse | Chorus I-I'-tag |
               | Verse | Verse | Chorus I-I'-tag | Outro (AAAA) |

Fernando
| Intro | Verse | Verse | Chorus (AABA'A') - * |
                | Verse | Chorus (AABA') | Chorus (AABA'A'A')|
 

Volez Vouse
| Intro || Verse (AA) | Bridge (BB) | Chorus (CCC') |
| Intro || Verse | Chorus (CC) | Bridge | Chorus (CCC')|
| Intro | instr. Chorus (CC) | Chorus (CC) |
 

Gimme Gimme Gimme
| Intro I-II | Verse (AAB) | Chorus (BB) |
  | Intro II | Verse | Chorus (BBB'B') | Connector |
                 | B | Chorus (BBBB) | Outro (Intro II) |
 

Does Your Mother Know
| Intro | Verse | Verse | Chorus (AA)| Bridge (BB) |
| Intro | Verse | Verse | Chorus | Bridge | Chorus (AAAAAA)|
 
 

The Name Of The Game
| Intro | Verse (AA) |
| pre-Chorus (BB') | Chorus (CCDD') | Bridge |
                   | Chorus | Bridge |
                   | Chorus (CCCC) |
 

Thank You For The Music
| Intro | Verse | Chorus ||
        | Verse | Chorus ||
       | Bridge | Chorus - Outro |
 

Waterloo
| Verse (AAB)| Chorus (CC'-tag)||
     | Verse | Chorus |
         | B | Chorus (C'-tag )|

Guns 'n' Roses: Appetite For Destruction (1987)

Welcome To The Jungle:
| Intro I - II | Verse - Chorus | Verse - Chorus | Solo 1 |
               | Verse - Chorus | connector | Bridge | Solo 1' | Solo 2 |
          | Interlude || Chorus - tag |
 

It's So Easy
| Intro | Verse | Chorus |
        | Verse | Chorus | Bridge (AA'B)|
        | Verse 2 | Solo (Verse) |
        | Verse | Chorus | Bridge' (AA'AA')|
                | Chorus | Chorus'| Chorus"|
 

Nightrain
| Intro I-II | A | Verse (BBBB'C)| Verse (BB'A') |
             | Chorus (AA') | Solo 1 I-II | A'|
   | Chorus' | Chorus' | Chorus' - Solo 2 (...Chorus')|
 

Out To Get Me
| Intro (AAAA-AAAA)| Verse (BB'CCCC')| Chorus (AAAA) |
                   | Verse | Chorus | Solo I-II | break (AA'AA'-AA'AA')|
                   | Verse' (BB')| Chorus | Chorus - Outro |
 
 

Mr Brownstone
| Intro I-II (A) | Verse | A | Verse | Chorus | Bridge |
        | Chorus | Solo I - II (Chorus) |
             | A | Verse | Bridge | Chorus | A | Outro |
Verse: short
 

Paradise City
| Intro I -II (Chorus (AA)) - III - Solo (III) - IV (BB')|
| Verse | BB' | Verse | Chorus |
        | BB' | Verse | Chorus | Solo 2 (BB'C) | Bridge |
              | Verse | Chorus | Chorus' | long Solo 3 (Choruses) - Outro |
 

My Michelle
| Intro I-II (AAAA")| Verse (AA'AA")| Chorus (B) |
              | AA" | Verse | Chorus (BB) | Bridge (CC) |
       | AA" | Solo | Verse | Chorus (BB) | Outro |
 

Think About You
| Intro | Verse |
| Intro | Verse | Verse | Chorus 1 | pre-Solo | Solo | Chorus 2 |
                | Verse | Chorus 1 | Outro I (tag) - II |
 

Sweet Child Of Mine
| Intro | Verse (AA) | Chorus (BC) | Solo 1 |
        | Verse | Chorus (BC) | Solo 2 (Solo 1') | Chorus (BCBC) |
| Solo I - II (DDDD) | Bridge (DDDD-DDD'D") - Outro |
 

You're Crazy
| Intro (AAAA) | Verse (AA) | Chorus 1 (BABC) |
          | AA | Verse | Chorus 1 (BAB) - Chorus 2 - Break |
 | Solo (AAAA) | Verse | Chorus 1 (BAB) - Chorus 2 - tag |
 

Anything Goes
| Intro I-II | Verse | Chorus (AA)|
             | Verse | Chorus (AAA'A")| Solo I - II - III (Chorus) |
             | Chorus' - Outro I-II |
 

Rocket Queen
| Intro I-II | Verse | Chorus ||
  | Intro II | Verse | Chorus || Intro II - Solo I - Connector |
                     | Chorus ||
  | Break (AA-AA) | Bridge (AAAA)' | Bridge' (AAAA) | Solo (Bridge) |
  | Outro (AB) |

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