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For some files, I want to add lyrics only, using Lilypond. And for some texts I want to add ties in the lyrics, I don't know how to format it probably like a normal text. Can I use ties in markup mode, too?

The following code is based on the answer here but it has the spacing problem.

\version "2.22.1"

\header{
  tagline = ""
}

\layout {
  indent = 0
  ragged-right = ##t
}

\new Score \with {
  \remove "Bar_number_engraver"
  \remove "Time_signature_engraver"
  \remove "Bar_engraver"
}
<< 
  \new Lyrics \with {
  }
  \lyricmode {
      This~works already\break
      This is the second line, but how can I produce it directly below, like in markup mode?\break
      I could use the markup mode, but how could I get~ties~there?

  }
>>

enter image description here

The question linked is similar, but the answers don't solve my problem. Because of the spacing problem, both answers only work for one single line...

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That’s what \tied-lyric is for. Lo and behold:

\markup \column {
  \tied-lyric { "This~works already" }
  \tied-lyric { "This is the second line, but how can I produce it directly below, like in markup mode?" }
  \tied-lyric { "I could use the markup mode, but how could I get~ties~there?" }
}
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  • Thanks, that works good! Unfortunately there was only one example in the docs and they use it the same I did. Also Bing search for tied-lyric lilypond yield my question from today as number two of top search results. That's the reason why I "used it wrongly".
    – Guest
    Nov 20, 2021 at 22:34
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  • Update: Although the docs implied it differently, it should be \tied-lyric{Here go the complete lyrics with~the ties.}

According to the docs there exist two possibilities and both using \markup. The following example shows the usage of ties in \markup-mode.

\version "2.22.1"

\header{
  tagline = ""
}

\layout {
  indent = 0
  ragged-right = ##t
}

\markup {
  This\tied-lyric "~"works not so good, but it's good enough...
}

The quality is worse than in lyricsmode though: enter image description here

The docs also show how to add stanzas in \markup-mode, which works without notes, but same poor quality ties: enter image description here

  • Here I found a discussion about tweaking the poor quality tie.
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    The quality is worse because you’re using the command \tied-lyric wrongly. The argument to the function are the whole lyrics, not just the tie.
    – Lazy
    Nov 20, 2021 at 22:20

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