Formal structure of  "The Ballad of John and Yoko":
Intro (v) 0:00-0:03
Verse 1 0:03-0:18
Verse 2 0:32-0:46
Verse 3 1:00-1:14
Middle 8 1:28-1:44
Verse 4 1:44-1:58
Verse 5 2:12-2:26
Comments: The last chorus is extended by the immediate repetition of the lyrics "The way things are going, they're gonna crucify me." This extension helps propel the song to its coda.
The macro-scale structure of the song can be seen as 5 iterations of verse + chorus, the third and fourth of which are separated by the middle 8, the product of which is bookended by an intro and coda.
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