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## Re: Lyric problem when alternative begins with a rest

 From: Kieren MacMillan Subject: Re: Lyric problem when alternative begins with a rest Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 11:20:48 -0400

```Hi Tim,

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```I've lost where I found it now, so maybe I was just thought I was
still in the documentation on the webpage I was browsing!
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It might be there... I'm just surprised that the docs have such a thing (which clearly cause a problem).
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```But presumably I have to count up the bars and put in the appropriate
number of silent rests? That seems clunky
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Another [less radical] option is simply to leave the volta structure *in* your "melody" variable but *remove* it from your "words" variable:
```
\version "2.12.2"
\include "english.ly"

melody = \relative c' {
\repeat volta 2 {
c4 d e f |
}
\alternative
{
{ g1 }
{ c,1 }
}
}

words = \lyricmode  {
do re mi fa
{ so }
{ do }
}

\score {
<<
\new Staff { \melody }
>>
}

```
This should solve your problem (i.e., no spurious repeats) without requiring restructuring of your code.
```
Hope this helps!
Kieren.

```