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This Mexican Maiden: Song Structure

 

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El Paso (Made Easy)

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The song goes back and forth between 2 parts, both of them slightly "crooked" in form, and for this reason I recommend that you let the lyrics drive the chord changes.

Most songs have an even, predictable structure where chords occur in 2-4 bar patterns. El Paso breaks all the rules in this department, reference the chart and note that the form repeatedly uses odd numbers of bars, hence the term "crooked".

Since the lyric to the "chorus" changes throughout the song, it is more of a faux chorus, but for our purposes it is easiest to distinguish between the two sections as verse and chorus.
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