Formal structure of  "The Inner Light":
Verse 1 0:28-0:48
Verse 2 1:29-1:49
Coda (ch) 2:25-2:36
Comments: The first thing to keep in mind about "The Inner Light" is that it is another of Harrison's Indian influenced songs. As a result, the formal nomenclature appropriate for the Beatles' other works does not necessarily apply in the same sense to this one. And sure enough, a conflict appears over what to call the sections immediately following the bridges. Are they choruses or middle 8s? I chose the designation chorus because the bridge's purpose (as witnessed in other songs) is to bridge the verses and choruses. No Beatles song so far has used a bridge to connect the verse and middle 8. Furthermore, the point of a middle 8 is to contrast the verses, and while there is an increase in energy (characteristic of choruses), there is little harmonic contrast. This is typical of Indian style music, which employs long drones or pedal points. So I went with chorus. Alan Pollack, in his systematic cataloging and analysis of Beatles tracks, chose "break" as his formal designation - yet another defensible choice, especially since in the first of the two choruses/middle 8s/breaks, the vocals are omitted in favor of an instrumental break. It all boils down to the fact that pop song formal descriptions are not perfectly compatible with Indian music...
Regardless, the macro-scale formal structure can be seen as two groups of verse/bridge/chorus, bookended by an intro and coda:
Also notice that the final chorus is abbreviated (18 seconds long instead of 23, as was the first chorus). This is because the last chorus segues to the coda (which itself is an extension of the chorus).
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