Formal structure of  "I Don't Want To Spoil the Party"
Intro (ind) 0:00-0:10*
Verse 1 0:10-0:30*
Verse 2 0:30-0:50
Middle 8 0:50-1:05
Verse 3 1:05-1:25
Middle 8 1:45-2:00
Verse 4 2:00-2:20
Coda (ind) 2:20-2:33*
Comments: Similar to  "A Hard Days Night", the third quarter of verse is a little bit different from the other three quarters. Unlike "A Hard Day's Night", however, in this case it is that third quarter that lacks (rather than adds) vocal harmony. Furthermore, the rhyme scheme of the lyrics parallels this structure since the first, second, and fourth lines all end with rhymes ("go", "show", "know"), but the third quarter rhymes within itself ("here", "disappear"). These patterns are repeated in each iteration of the verses, although verses 1 and 3 share identical lyrics, as do verses 2 and 4.
Verse 1 (and 3) lyrics, divided into quarters:
I don't want to spoil the party so I'll go,
I would hate my disappointment to show,
There's nothing for me here, so I will disappear,
If she turns up while I'm gone please let me know.
Lastly, the intro and coda clearly related, although not identical. These two sections are similar to the solo, but not identical. The solo section uses the chord progression of verse.
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