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This structure occurs twice in the song, and here we have a radical change in the rhythm and chord structure. It is a 4 bar phrase which repeats twice the first time it appears (for a total of 8 bars), and then repeats four times later in the song (for a total of 16 bars).

The first 3 bars of A and D are repetitive and basic, using single down strums on beats 2 & 4, followed by a double "bump" on beats 2 and 3 of the fourth bar (A).

A dramatic change like this functions as a pacing device in the context of the songwriting. It disrupts the repetition of the 2 bar phrase that runs through out the rest of the tune, and a feeling of return is experienced when the "C" section ends and the original groove kicks back in.
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