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123 Lyrics Lyrics
Good collection of lyrics, even includes some traditional songs.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2012 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

A Traditional Music Library Lyrics
Online collection of lyrics, book transcripts, and whatnot. Includes the complete text of two Lomax books.

Avacal Bards Web Site Lyrics
Mostly and SCA Sheet Music & Lyrics site, but has Medieval/Ren Sheet Music & Lyrics as well as a bunch of Traditional Sheet Music & Lyrics

Axon Ballad Collection Lyrics
These pages present images of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society's Axon Ballad collection, named after their collector, G.R. Axon. The collection consists of 132 sheets containing 280 ballads.

Bawdy songs/Filthy filks Lyrics
Not for the prudish
A lot of parodies as well as links to other sites

Broadway Musical Home Lyrics
Does not have lyrics itself, but has suggestions for currently-available Broadway lyrics Websites. Lyrics
A wonderful collection of lyrics for Cajun songs.

CantaLibre - more than just folk Lyrics
Lyrics from Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain as well Gaelic lyrics. Information about Irish Folk, music, musicians, Ireland, the Celts and much more.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2010 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Celtic Lyrics Corner Lyrics
Good source of Irish lyrics. (link updated April 2009)

Cowboy Songs Lyrics
A really wonderful collection of lyrics for cowboy songs.

Cowpie - Country Lyrics Lyrics
Cowpie is to Country what the Digital Tradition is to folk. Cowpie (COuntry and Western Pickers of the IntErnet) is a vast collection of Country lyrics.

Disaster Songs in Canada Lyrics
This website serves as a vehicle to present the Canadian disaster songs that three academics have collected and are currently studying. We wanted to share our findings with a broader public but also invite a broader public to work with us in augmenting and correcting our collection. We welcome your input!

English Ballad Broadsides, University of California at Santa Barbara Lyrics Lyrics
The ezFolk site is one of the most popular folk music resources on the Internet. Here you will find free MP3 hosting for folk and acoustic musicians, free tablature for guitar, banjo, ukulele, and harmonica, as well as over 3000 links to other web resources. In addition you will find some of the best prices anywhere on instruments, books, CDs, DVDs, and more!

Folkbook Lyrics Lyrics
Mostly singer-songwriter lyrics. Also a very good collection of folk links. the FolkBook site has been absorbed into

Folklorist Lyrics
An interesting combination of information from the Digital Tradition and the Traditional Ballad Index. Webmaster is Casey Dwyer.

Froggy Central: Frog Went a-Courtin' -or- A Frog He Would a-Wooin' Go Lyrics
Lots of versions, and lots of verses.
(link updated April 2009)

Hank Snow Lyrics Lyrics
Has all, or nearly all, of the lyrics to songs Hank Snow has recorded. (link updated April 2009)

Hash House Harrier Songbook Lyrics
formerly the Hash House Harrier Dirty Songbook. Need I say more?
-Joe Offer- Lyrics
A large, Australia-based collection of Hebrew songs, along with Yiddish and Ladino lyrics.

Hendrickson's Music Page Lyrics
Lyrics with tunes (midi files). Bawdy Broadsides, Songs of Newman Levy, Others (not yet classified). (link updated April 2009)

History of Songs Lyrics
Histories of popular songs, 1950 to the present. Great information, and some fascinating song stories.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2015 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

IlDeposito - Songs of Political and Social Protest Lyrics
A truly amazing collection of protest songs in many languages. " is a website that aims to be an archive of texts and music of political and social protest songs, songs that have always accompanied the struggle of the oppressed classes and the workers' movement, which represent a political and cultural heritage of fundamental value, to be preserved and revived. These songs contain and collect the tradition, the memory of the political and social struggles that have characterized history, in Italy but not only, with all the typical contradictions of the historical, political and cultural development of a society. From the French Revolution to the Risorgimento, passing through the anti- Piedmontese songs. From the anarchist and socialist anthems of the early 1900s to the songs of the Great War. From the first post-war period, to the songs of the Resistance, passing through the anti- fascist songs. And then the second post- war period, the reconstruction, the 'economic boom', the student and worker struggles of the late 1960s and 1970s. The reflux period and finally the present world and "globalization". Each period has had its songs, which are more than just soundtracks: they are real historical documents that allow us to enter the heart of events, passing through non-traditional channels." A large collection of songs from this Website are at

Jumprope Hypertext Archives Lyrics
A huge collection of jumprope chants. Once at University of West Florida, Pensacola; now at Mudcat with permission from the originator. Prior URL:

Kenneth S. Goldstein Collection of American Song Broadsides Lyrics
Approximately 3,300 song broadsides are being preserved, scanned, and derivative images made.

Kingwood Kowboy Lyrics
World's largest collection of song lyrics by an individual songwriter.

Lee Schreiner Sheet Music Collection Lyrics
An extensive collection of 19th Century songbooks, with lyrics transcribed. Sound recordings available for many songs.

Maddy Prior Lyrics
A lot of lyrics from Maddys records inc Silly Sisters

Monologues and Music Hall Songs Lyrics
A fascinating collection of recitations, monologues, and comic music hall songs.

Murray Collection, University of St. Andrews Lyrics
Scans of some 350 broadsides.

Music Potential Lyrics
This site contains lyrics, chords, tabs and specialized instruction on: general learning, practice strategy, rhythm, modes, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and bass.

My Songbook Lyrics
Great number of lyrics of traditional and contemporary folksongs in English, with added information for many of them Lyrics
A large collection of lyrics and other information.

Ons Blerkas Afrikaanse volksmusiek - South African folk music Lyrics
Extensive collection of lyrics, mostly in Afrikaans. Lyrics
Probably the best source for French lyrics.

Poetry and Songs of the War Between the States Lyrics
This site has an easy to use index of titles and first lines of many Civil War song lyrics and poems. You will hear a midi of Jay Ungar's modern composition, "Ashokan Farewell", when you log on. There is a nice explanation of it at the bottom of the main page. Very nice site, easy to use and well laid out. (Link updated April, 2009). Not functioning Sept 2014, but you can get it at

Rabid Squirrel's Jazz Archive Lyrics
A good collection of the "standards" from the 30's to the 50's. It has moved around to different Web addresses, but it's still available (all I can get to is the home page in Sept 2014 -Joe Offer)

REC Music Foundation Lyrics
two sections:
  • Lieder and Song Texts
  • Classical MIDI with words

Remembering the Old Songs Lyrics
First-class research information on dozens of traditional songs. These articles are a monthly feature of INSIDE BLUEGRASS, the publication of the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association. They document links between bluegrass and old-time music and the traditional music of Appalachia, the British Isles, and elsewhere.

Robert Burns World Federation Lyrics
Everything you'd like to know about Robert Burns, including a vast collection of poems and song lyrics (look under 'resources'). Also see: World Burns Club

Robokopp - Folk Index & others Lyrics
This entry to the site gives menus/indices for the songs by Country, Author, Category. Some of these are Robert Burns, Robert Tannahill, Christmas Songs, Hymns, Isaac Watts, Sea Songs, and many others.

Rounds: Beyond 'Row, Row Row Your Boat' Lyrics
A nice collection of rounds, with notation and MIDI files. - German Lyrics Lyrics
A nice selection of traditional German songs.

SongMeanings Lyrics
"SongMeanings is more than just a site with a bunch of lyrics, we're a community. You can comment on any song, add what you think the song is about, or what it means to you. In addition, you can submit your own lyrics. Our goal is to create the world's largest and most functional lyric site, period. We also have a community aspect with user profiles, message boards and more."

Songs collected by Donagh MacDonagh Lyrics
In the late 40s and early 50s Donagh MacDonagh hosted Ireland is Singing, a programme on Radio Eireann where the songs were sent in by the listeners. Here are about 300 of them. There are no tunes so if you fancy a song here you will have to fit a tune to it which is what they did on the radio programme.

Songs from Barry O'Neill Lyrics
Interesting collection of traditional songs, many of which are not found at Mudcat.

Songs of Freedom Lyrics
A nice collection of historic and other lyrics

Songs of the Inland Waterways - Canal Songs Lyrics
This site is aiming to gather together and provide links to songs, old and new, which relate to British and Irish waterways. Lyrics are given with tunes and/or chords where possible. Contributions of missing tunes/chords would be most welcome. Small snippets of recordings are included to give a better idea of the songs' tunes and melodies. The recordings are mp3, mono, 128kbps files which will open for use by your usual media player in a new window. It should therefore be possible to listen to the song whilst looking at the words or music.

Stephen Foster Songs Lyrics
A nice collection of S.C. Foster lyrics, with MIDI files.

The Acoustic Music Archive Lyrics
Find lyrics and chords for folk songs, discover their origins and listen to recordings of them. And you can also contribute to the archive yourself.

The Disaster Song Project Lyrics
Lyrics and background information for twenty disaster songs, mostly traditional.

The Folk Song Index: Oberlin College Library Lyrics
An Oberlin College Libraries & Sing Out! Collaboration

The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive Lyrics
Reliable collection of lyrics, scripts, and lots more.

The Guitar Guy Lyrics
A great place to find chords for songs. Huge collection, well-indexed.

The Hava Nashira Site: A Jewish Songleader's Resource Lyrics
Only a links page is available just now, but it's a good one.

The Jack Horntip Collection Lyrics
Formerly the Immortalia Website, this is a collection of bawdy songs and tales from a wide variety of sources.

The Oxford Book of English Verse (Quiller-Couch) Lyrics
on-line lyrics sorted by author (Anonymus wrote a lot of good songs) or time or title or first line

The Vietnam Veterans Oral History and Folklore Project Lyrics
Songs and other folklore from the Vietnam War.

The Word on the Street: Broadsides from the National Library of Scotland Lyrics
An amazing collection of broadsides and transcriptions, along with background information.

Todd's Lyrics and Links Lyrics
An outstanding collection of "old standards" lyrics. (Joe Offer)

Triskelle - Spending Time in Ireland Lyrics
A journey through Irish music and history. Large and well-documented collection of lyrics to Irish songs. Not working Sept 2014, but an archive page can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Tuttoscout - Italian Scout Songs Lyrics

Ulster Orange Unionist Loyalist songbook Lyrics
A heap of songs from the Ulster / Orange /Unionist /Loyalist traditions.
Not working Sept 2014, but can be traced through

Ultimate Camp Resource Lyrics
Songs, games, skits, and other camp resources - a wonderful collection. Lyrics
At long last, the official Woody Guthrie Website has LYRICS!!! Lyrics
A study of work songs and how they can be used and enjoyed. Includes a large collection of work song lyrics and links to online recordings.

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