Thirty-two-bar songwriting concept

Tin Pan Alley

A verse writing concept for any musician that's ever referred to different parts of their song as "A part" & "B part".

"The thirty-two-bar form is common in Tin Pan Alley songs and later popular music including rock, pop and jazz. Though it resembles the ternary form of the operatic da capo aria its popularity declined and "there were few instances of it in any type of popular music until the late teens" of the 20th century. It became "the principal form" of American popular song around 1925–1926, with the AABA form consisting of the chorus or the entirety of many songs in the early 20th century." 
Examples for the thirty-two-bar form include "Deck the Halls".

A: Deck the hall with boughs of holly,
A: 'Tis the season to be jolly.
B: Don we now our gay apparel,
A: Troll the ancient Yuletide carol.

Via: Thirty-two-bar form - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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