We all sing that tune, it was better back then. Well in Psalm 12:v, 1-3 they felt that things reached a high with Adam and have been fallen ever since. Good pun there, dontcha think?
1[For the choir director; on the [sheminith]; a psalm by David.]
Help, O LORD. No godly person is left. Faithful people have vanished from among Adam’s descendants! 2All people speak foolishly. They speak with flattering lips. They say one thing but mean another.
Sheminith: a musical term found in the title of (Psalms 6:1) A similar direction is found in the title of (Psalms 12:1, see above)
Compare this to 1 Chr 15:21
And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
It seems most probable that Sheminith denotes a certain air known as the eighth, or a certain key in which the psalm was to be sung…from Smith’s bible Dictionary.