Adding lyrics to a melody that is distributed between two staffs
Is there a solution for adding lyrics to a melody that is distributed between two staffs (hands) of a piano part? See attached score.
I've tried two strategies:
(1) Adding lyrics to both staffs and then adjusting Vertical Offset for the bass staff lyrics. The problem is melismas – for example in measure 3 the word "by" is to be sung over the first two notes (D and C), which move from right to left hand. The melisma line, however, won't extend over the C.
(2) Using staff text instead of lyric text. Spacing isn't as exact, and despite using the same font and font size, the melisma lines don't look exactly the same as lyric text.
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