<verse>

<verse> Lyric verse.
Module MEI.lyrics
Attributes
@color (optional) Used to indicate visual appearance. Do not confuse this with the musical term 'color' as used in pre-CMN notation. Value conforms to data.COLOR . att.color
@copyof (optional) Points to an element of which the current element is a copy. Value conforms to data.URI . att.common.anl
@corresp (optional) Used to point to other elements that correspond to this one in a generic fashion. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@facs (optional) Permits the current element to reference a facsimile surface or image zone which corresponds to it. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.facsimile
@fontfam (optional) Contains the name of a font-family. Value conforms to data.FONTFAMILY . att.typography
@fontname (optional) Holds the name of a font. Value conforms to data.FONTNAME . att.typography
@fontsize (optional) Indicates the size of a font expressed in printers' points, i.e., 1/72nd of an inch, relative terms, e.g., "small", "larger", etc., or percentage values relative to "normal" size, e.g., "125%". Value conforms to data.FONTSIZE . att.typography
@fontstyle (optional) Records the style of a font, i.e, italic, oblique, or normal. Value conforms to data.FONTSTYLE . att.typography
@fontweight (optional) Used to indicate bold type. Value conforms to data.FONTWEIGHT . att.typography
@label (optional) Provides a name or label for an element. The value may be any string. Value of datatype string. att.commonPart
@n (optional) Provides a number-like designation for an element. Value conforms to token . att.common
@next (optional) Used to point to the next event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@prev (optional) Points to the previous event(s) in a user-defined collection. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@refrain (optional) Used to indicate a common, usually centered, refrain. Value conforms to data.BOOLEAN . att.verse.log
@rhythm (optional) Used to specify a rhythm for the lyric syllables that differs from that of the notes on the staff, e.g. '4,4,4,4' when the rhythm of the notes is '4.,8,4.,8'. Value of datatype string. att.verse.log
@sameas (optional) Points to an element that is the same as the current element but is not a literal copy of the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@synch (optional) Points to elements that are synchronous with the current element. One or more values from data.URI , separated by spaces. att.common.anl
@to (optional) Records a timestamp adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of musical time; that is, beats. Value conforms to data.TSTAMPOFFSET . att.visualoffset.to
@translit (optional) Specifies the transliteration technique used. Value of datatype NMTOKEN. att.lang
@vo (optional) Records the vertical adjustment of a feature's programmatically-determined location in terms of staff interline distance; that is, in units of 1/2 the distance between adjacent staff lines. Value conforms to data.MEASUREMENTREL . att.visualoffset.vo
@when (optional) Indicates the point of occurrence of this feature along a time line. Its value must be the ID of a when element elsewhere in the document. Value conforms to data.URI . att.alignment
@x (optional) Encodes an x coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value of datatype decimal. att.xy
@xml:base (optional) Provides a base URI reference with which applications can resolve relative URI references into absolute URI references. Value conforms to data.URI . att.commonPart
@xml:id (optional) Regularizes the naming of an element and thus facilitates building links between it and other resources. Each id attribute within a document must have a unique value. Value of datatype ID. att.id
@xml:lang (optional) Identifies the language of the element's content. The values for this attribute are language 'tags' as defined in BCP 47. All language tags that make use of private use sub-tags must be documented in a corresponding language element in the MEI header whose id attribute is the same as the language tag's value. Value of datatype language. att.lang
@y (optional) Encodes an y coordinate for a feature in an output coordinate system. When it is necessary to record the placement of a feature in a facsimile image, use the facs attribute. Value of datatype decimal. att.xy
Member of
Contained by
MEI.critapp lem rdg
MEI.edittrans supplied
MEI.lyrics lyrics verse
MEI.neumes ineume syllable uneume
MEI.shared note
May contain
MEI.critapp app
MEI.shared dir dynam lb space syl tempo
Declaration
<classes>
<memberOf key= " att.common" />
<memberOf key= " att.facsimile" />
<memberOf key= " att.lang" />
<memberOf key= " att.verse.log" />
<memberOf key= " att.verse.vis" />
<memberOf key= " att.verse.ges" />
<memberOf key= " att.verse.anl" />
<memberOf key= " model.verseLike" />
</classes>
<content>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:ref name= " dir" />
<rng:ref name= " dynam" />
<rng:ref name= " tempo" />
<rng:ref name= " space" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:oneOrMore>
<rng:choice>
<rng:ref name= " model.sylLike" />
<rng:ref name= " model.appLike" />
</rng:choice>
</rng:oneOrMore>
<rng:zeroOrMore>
<rng:ref name= " model.lbLike" />
</rng:zeroOrMore>
</content>
Remarks

The lb element is allowed here in order to facilitate karaoke applications. The func attribute on lb may be used to distinguish true line endings from those of line groups for these applications.

MEI Guidelines Version 3.0.0

MEI Elements