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The ChordPro format


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Songpress supports a subset of the original ChordPro format. The following table displays ChordPro command supported by Songpress.

Command
Description
Example
{title:Song title}
or
{t:Song title
}
Title: produce song title {title:Greensleves}
{start_of_chorus}...{end_of_chorus}
or
{soc}...
{eoc}
Chorus: produces a chorus verse with lyrics and chords inside the commands

{soc}
[C]Greensleeves was [G]all my [Em]joy...
{eoc}

{soc:Label}...{eoc}

Chorus: produces a chorus verse with lyrics and chords inside the commands, with the specified label instead of "Chorus". Label can be completely omitted by using {soc:}...{eoc}

Note: This is a Songpress non-standard command

{soc:Final}
[C]Greensleeves was [G]all my [Em]joy...
{eoc}
(blank line) Verse: begins a new verse This is
the first verse

And this is
another one
{verse:Label}

Verse: begins a new verse with the specified label instead of the verse number. Verse counter is not increased. Label can be completely omitted by using {verse:}.

Note: This is a Songpress non-standard command

{verse:Instrum.}[C] [F] [G]
[Chord] Chord: produce a chord just above the current position in lyrics [C]Greensleeves was [G]all my [Em]joy
{comment:a comment}
or
{c:a comment}
Comment: produce a comment {c:repeat twice}
# source comment Source comment: comment in the chord pro file, don't produce anything # TODO: add other verses