Relationship types / Artist-Work / Lyricist


Indicates the lyricist for this work.

ID: 165
Cardinality of {entity0}: Many relationships (1)
Cardinality of {entity1}: Few relationships (0)
Orderable direction: None (0)
UUID: 3e48faba-ec01-47fd-8e89-30e81161661c

Link phrases


The following attributes can be used with this relationship type:


This attribute describes if a particular role was considered normal or additional.

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Lyricist is to be used for the author(s) of the words of both popular and art songs, including songs from musicals. For the author of the dialogue from a musical, use the librettist relationship instead.

Use "additional" to distinguish writers whose contributions form only a minor part of the lyrics.


Popular music

Trent Reznor wrote the lyrics for Closer (Nine Inch Nails)

Art songs

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote the lyrics for Erlkönig, D. 328 in 1782

Musical theatre

Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street