Directives: start_of_verse

Abbreviation: sov.

Specifies that the following lines form a verse of the song.

Lines that are outside any start_of_…/end_of_… part will also be interpreted as song lines in a verse, but it may be advantageous to explicitly specify it.

This directive may include an optional label to identify the section.

{start_of_verse: Verse 1}

To be future proof it is advised to use key=value syntax:

{start_of_verse: label="Verse 1"}

The ChordPro reference implementation prints the label in the left margin, see labels.

Directives: end_of_verse

Abbreviation: eov.

Specifies the end of the verse.