September 28, 2021 at 7:29 pm #38122
Hi Anna, please forgive the lag in answering these questions.
- I think either way would be fine - I don't the reader would get confused to have the word repeated but I also think it would be clear to have the word only at the end of the first ending and picking up the lyrics on the repeat.
- Place the words "no words" either fully capitalized or in italics on the first parallel, placing the appropriate measures' rests below. Then measure 3's lyrics would begin the second parallel.
Sorry again for taking so long to get back to you.