in many older standard songs, an introductory section, often rubato, that leads up to the 'chorus' or main strain, which is the tune as generally recognized. Jazz players (and fakebooks) usually omit the verse, though singers like to use them.
A composed set of music and words that serves as introductory material to a song, lyrically setting up the story (usually rubato -- rarely played by jazz instrumentalists but occasionally sung by jazz vocalists).
The poetic form used by wordsmiths in a casting. Most castings consist of one verse, sometimes with variations. A verse consists of any number of strophes (stanzas), although three and nine are the most common number; a strophe consists of any number of lines from one to nine. There are eighty-one verses in the core wordsmiths' canon, and nine times that in the extended canon.
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