In the code example below, I'd like to move the tempo signature "Slow 80" on the sheet music a little bit up. Is this possible?

\header {
  title = "test"
  subtitle = "123"
  composer = "my self"
  % Remove default LilyPond tagline
  tagline = ##f

\paper {
  #(set-paper-size "a4")

\layout {
  \context {
    \remove "Bar_number_engraver"
\relative c''
 {\tempo "Slow" 4 = 80
 a b e (f) f g d2 f g e a b a b1 c d e f \bar"||"}

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Add the following line of code before the \tempo command:

\override Score.MetronomeMark.Y-offset = X

Where X = <number of staff spaces to adjust in vertical direction>

See also: LilyPond Internals Reference — 3.1.76 MetronomeMark

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