Having done two posts featuring structural analyses of complete albums (Please Please Me on 12/5, and With the Beatles on 12/6), I have decided an entire album is simply too much material for a single blog post. From now on, I will post single song analyses, beginning today with "From Me To You", their first single not included on an album.
Formal Structure of "From Me To You"
Intro (verse) 0:00-0:07
Verse 1 0:07-0:21
Verse 2 0:21-0:35
Middle 8 0:35-0:49
Verse 3 0:49-1:03
end of verse 1:10-1:17*
Middle 8 1:17-1:31
Verse 4 1:31-1:44
Coda (verse) 1:44-1:56
Comments: No chorus, although the concluding lyrics of each verse are all the same ("Just call on me and I'll send it along with love from me to you") which suggest it might be a chorus, but the energy level does not increase so I have labeled them as verse. Regardless, "From Me To You" does blur the line slightly between verse and chorus.
Solos often take the place of an additional verse, but in this case the solo replaces only the first half of a verse, with the end of the verse sung as usual.
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