Music Lyrics Resources
Below are listed quite a few of the more extensive music lyrics, song lyrics Web sites and resources.
Where else to look:
- Be sure to also check with music artists' Web sites, song writers' Web sites, as increasingly more of them are providing lyrics to their music, songs, and recordings. (A search engine search with the artist's name, song title, or even just a few words of the lyrics will often pop up just what you need.)
- If you still don't find what you're looking for, please check with the Music Lyrics newsgroup (alt.music.lyrics) or the alt.music.lyrics Volunteers for the lyrics or further possibilites.
Although I can't respond to inquiries about where to find music lyrics, I welcome and encourage comments, suggestions, graphics, or Web site ideas, so please let me know.
Music Lyrics, Song Lyrics Sites
Web sites or sections of Web sites devoted to music lyrics, song lyrics.
- Song Lyrics
Via this site. Lyrics for Johnny Cash (Help Me by Larry Gatlin), Jewel (Hands), R. Kelly (I Believe I Can Fly), Celine Dion (I'm Your Angel), Mariah Carey (Hero, One Sweet Day), Amanda McBroom, Bette Midler (The Rose), Eric Clapton (Tears in Heaven), Jim Croce (Time in a Bottle), James Taylor, Carole King (You've Got a Friend), Lee Ann Womack (I Hope You Dance), Monica (Angel of Mine), Foreigner (I Want to Know What Love Is), and many more.
- alt.music.lyrics Web Site
Home page for the newsgroup. Great resource for lyrics, links to more sites and information, too.
- Beatles Lyrics
Straight from the official site, listed by album.
- Unofficial Beatles' Lyrics Archive
Very thorough listing here for all the Beatles, including by each Beatle after they split up and started other groups. Extensive.
- Johnny Cash Song Lyrics
You'll find lyrics here to nearly all of Johnny Cash's big hits, such as “Cry, Cry, Cry,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hurt,” and many more, along with lyrics from his albums, American Recordings, American IV: The Man Comes Around. Growing collection of lyrics. Via twin-music.com.
- Eric Clapton Lyric Archive
by Brian Davies. Extensive, well done site for Eric Clapton's music.
- Gerrit's JEWEL Lyrics
An entire website devoted to Jewel, which includes an entire database of lyrics and tabs. Mailing list, news, updates, more.
- Harry's Blues Lyrics Online
Per the siteowner, this site offers 1,500+ blues lyrics, the largest selection on the Internet, among other blues related topics. You'll also find tabs and chords, links, an incredibly extensive “bookshelf”, history of blues, the blues language - definitions (fascinating!). Great site and more than worth the visit.
- International Lyrics Server
Over 80,000 song lyrics at this site.
- James Taylor Lyrics
Lyrics to all of his songs, categorized by album. Exceptionally done. Unofficial Web site.
- Leo's Music Archive
Links to many lyrics sites.
- The Lied and Song Texts Page
Incredibly extensive source devoted to classical song. Thousands (close to 10,000!) of lyrics in about 20 languages.
- Lyrics World
Per the siteowner, Here you will find lyrics and links in English and Portuguese. Some of these lyrics are seldom found on the web. This site is incredibly extensive, great cataloguing by year, artist, by top hits, more. Very well done and a great lyrics resource.
- Complete Lyrics of Machaut
Discography, Biography, Lyrics for Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377). Excellent resource, well maintained and updated.
- The Dave Matthews Band Lyrics Page
Official Site for the band. Has complete lyrics to all their albums (and other info about the band, too, of course). You can also purchase the tablature, too.
- The Meaningful Lyrics Page
As the name implies, the site has what the site owner feels have some meaning or impact. Good site.
A specialty search engine, specific for new media.
- Scrolling Lyrics by Artist
Another good site. Search by artist, genre, language. There are oldies, new groups, singers, much more.
- Sesame Street Lyrics Archive
Just as it states. Very good collection, many sounds as well.
- TC's Song Lyrics Archive
Indexed by title AND artist, as well as movies, musicals and a search capability. Over 6,000 listings, organized very well.
- Twin-Music Lyrics
A multitude of lyrics here for Edwin McCain, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Jim Croce, Etta James, Travis Tritt, Johnny Cash, Diana Krall, The Dixie Chicks, Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith, Goo Goo Dolls, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Barry White, Steve Miller, Hole, Amanda Marshall, The Beatles, Tina Turner, Merril Bainbridge, BBMak, Robert Cray, Diamond Rio, Nena, Bellamy Brothers, Spin Doctors, Boyz II Men, Ray Stevens, Jann Arden, Sam Cooke, Alan Jackson, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Red Rider, Jerry Reed, Sonny & Cher, Ted Nugent, Reunion, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Petula Clark, Chicago, Dr. Hook, Lara Fabian, Harry Nilsson, Bare Naked Ladies, Clarence Carter, Dave Loggins, Van Morrison, Charlie Daniels, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top. Many more!
- Ultimate '80s Songs
Very comprehensive for this time period.
- Whitney's Music
Lyrics for dozens of Whitney Houston's songs.
Music Lyrics Resources, Help Finding Lyrics
- alt.music.lyrics Volunteer Lyrics Specialists
Absolutely fabulous resource. Can't find the lyrics you're looking for? Check with one of these volunteers, each of whom specializes in certain genres, time frames, artists, etc. Great resource.
- Koala's List of Lyrics Sites
Great, thorough, categorized list of links to quite a variety of lyrics websites.
- The Lyrics Connection
Site full of links to lyrics websites. Very comprehensive and covers many varieties of music.
- The Lyrics Webring
"A chain of web sites containing lyrics to all kinds of songs and music styles." Good resource. The Lyrics Ring Listing lists all the lyrics websites currently in the ring.
Use keyword 'lyrics' at the MusicSearch site. This is a vast resource with links to dozens of sites, many styles, genres. Includes sheet music lyrics, country, love songs, Chinese lyrics, rock, oldies, folk, musicals and show tunes, vocal music, and much more. Huge collection of most types of music.
- Usenet Lyrics Search At MusicSearch
Search here via MusicSearch's extensive site for your favorite lyrics among the Usenet Newsgroups.