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The Beatles: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill - - (Table view)

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From Alan W. Pollack's Notes on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill":

The key scheme is one much favored by the Beatles, using a three-key gambit, where both relative and parallel minor relationships are appear. I grant the honors of home key to C Major even though it shares the refrain with the key of A Major. The use of a minor for the verse provides the tonal linch pin, since it is the relative minor of C and parallel minor of A. This complexity of key scheme is in contrast to the happy simplicity evident on the song's surface.

Progressions

  • iv Chord Minor iv in a Major setting
  • From Alan W. Pollack's Notes on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill":

    The minor IV chord in a Major key is a 50s R'n'R cliche much favored by John. Here, its appearance is both dramatically sad while, in the third phrase it nicely facilitates the shift to the minor mode.

    Special chords

    Modulation

    I-VI Major to parallell major of rel minor

    From Alan W. Pollack's Notes on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill":

    I've gone to the trouble of analyzing the shift to A Major [I to VI] as a pivot modulation [with G as the pivot chord, V in C and VIIb in A], though you may be convinced by your own experience that it is more likely borne more of the "abrupt key change" aesthetic.

    Books including the song

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    The Beatles Fake Book (Fake Books)
    RefNr: HL240069
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    The Beatles for Acoustic Guitar Edition (Guitar Recorded Versions)
    RefNr: HL694832
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    The Beatles (The White Album) - Book 1
    The White Album: Book 1
    RefNr: HL690110
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    The Beatles - Complete Scores
    This outstanding hard-cover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles.
    RefNr: HL673228
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    The Beatles Favorites
    RefNr: HL699249
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    The Beatles Complete Fake Book
    Every song by the 'Fab Four' in freshly engraved top-line arrangements.
    RefNr: NO90535
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    The Beatles For Acoustic Guitar
    Authentic off-the-record transcriptions from The Beatles with notes and tablature. Includes 'Norwegian Wood', 'Yesterday' and 'Michelle'.
    RefNr: NO90550
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