Entering lyrics that don't match the notes

Prepping a pop-style lead sheet.

Verse 2 doesn’t match verse 1 rythmically, but for simplicity I really only want to notate verse 1, but still show the lyrics for verse 2 in some sort of reasonable fashion.


(Like, imagine, for the sake of argument, verse 1 is one syllable on a half note, and verse 2 is 4 syllables at approx. 8th note spacing.)

Sure, you can enter notes in voice 2, assign lyrics to those notes, then delete the notes… and the lyrics will remain.

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You can also input lyrics at any position when the caret is active (press Shift-N then input the lyric as normal, although the lyrics popover won’t advance in same way as when adding lyrics to a bunch of notes).

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