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Another approach is to use lytex, i.e., latex with lilypond lilypond-book yoursong.lytex ; latex yoursong.tex; dvips -Ppdf yoursong.dvi ; ps2pdf yoursong.ps with a lytex file such as \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \begin{document} \lilypondfile{yoursong.ly} \begin{verse} The first line \\ The second line \end{verse} \end{document} I suppose ...


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Personally, I would prefer sticking to the 8.-16 pattern with the step-down in the melody at each name's last syllable. For the line "Happy birthday, dear Elizabeth and Annabell", it would mean: d8. d16 d'4 b g8. g16 \time 5/4 g8. g16 fis8. fis16 fis8. fis16 e4\fermata With an additional rest, the time signature does not even need to change: d8. d16 d'4 ...


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I got an answer from Knute Snortum on the LiliyPond mailing list here After my score block I can add a markup block like this \markup { \column { \line { \null } \line { 2. Here I go } } } It turns out that this is covered in the LilyPond documentation (printing stanzas at the end) but they use the term 'stanza' and so my ...



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