I am not a native English speaker and I compile a list of songs of a certain singer-songwriter.
I try to choose proper words for headings of two major list’s sections:
Songs that are written entirely by this author, both lyrics and music.
Songs where the author has set music on other authors’ poetry.
I need help to put these draft wordings in order, making them short, clear and correct both stylistically and grammatically. One of my attempts was like this: Songs on his own lyrics / Songs on other authors’ lyrics, but it seems quite awkward to me.
For example, I don’t know which word is right: other authors’, other writers’, other people’ or something else? Likewise, I get confused between lyrics, poems, poetry, words, works and similar words.