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(Other) Sources for Lyrics

Thomas Stern 01 Sep 14 - 03:28 PM
Joe Offer 01 Sep 14 - 11:04 PM
GUEST,Desi C 03 Sep 14 - 01:26 PM
Joe Offer 03 Sep 14 - 02:23 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Sep 14 - 04:25 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Sep 14 - 10:53 PM
Jason Xion Wang 05 Sep 14 - 11:00 AM
Bill D 05 Sep 14 - 12:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Sep 14 - 01:17 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Sep 14 - 01:30 PM
GUEST 05 Sep 14 - 01:33 PM
Bert 05 Sep 14 - 01:40 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Sep 14 - 01:22 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Sep 14 - 01:46 PM
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Subject: Sources for Lyrics
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 03:28 PM

There are many requests for lyrics posted to MUDCAT, most receive
excellent responses.
I thought it might be useful to mention some online sources for lyrics
which may be of interest to folks on this list.

FOLK & BLUES
Smithsonian-Folkways http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.aspx
Most FOLKWAYS albums contained booklets with lyrics to the songs - these are now available as PDF files online at the Smithsonian website.

BLUES LYRICS
A series of books containing the lyrics to the DOCUMENT and YAZOO
albums was published some years ago. They are now out of print,
the author, BOB MacLEOD, died and there is no indication that the
family plans to reprint the books. Perhaps some member of the list or some libraries have copies.
Perhaps some enterprising soul out there would consider obtaining rights to the books and publish them on a CD-ROM, searchable and printable.....

MUSIC HALL
http://www.monologues.co.uk/musichall/index.htm

Perhaps others on the list can provide additional sources.
Best wishes, Thomas.


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 11:04 PM

I hadn't known about the Bob MacLeod books. I've bought a few Document albums and many from Yazoo, but it's always so hard to understand the lyrics on those old recordings.

The Website hosting Michael Taft's Blues Lyrics Concordance is no longer active, but you'll find an archive.org copy of the Website if you click my link. I had a nice correspondence with Michael Taft last week. He isn't happy with the quality of lyrics transcription in the concordance or in his Talkin' To Myself blues lyrics anthology, but they contain a huge number of songs and are a pretty good guide to a general understanding of the songs.

I thought Rabid Squirrel's Jazz Archive was still working, but I can't get past the home page.

Roughstock.com still has a lot of country music lyrics.
http://www.cowboylyrics.com/ seems to have more-or-less the same collection

For lyrics from pop artists, try http://www.azlyrics.com/

http://www.bluegrasslyrics.com/ has a pretty good collection

Mudcatter Susanne(skw) has an excellent folk lyrics Website, http://mysongbook.de/

John Roberts and Tony Barrand have lyrics for their wonderful recordings at http://www.goldenhindmusic.com/.

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/ is often quite good.

It's nice to see that the Robokopp lyrics site is still around. Good for folk and for songs in multiple languages.

http://ingeb.org/ is still around, covering ground similar to Robokopp.

Mama Lisa's World has children's songs.

http://www.woodyguthrie.org/ has a good collection of his lyrics.

http://www.zemerl.com/ has Jewish song lyrics in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, English.

http://www.contemplator.com/ has traditional lyrics, plus MIDI arrangements for many songs.

http://8notes.com/ has lyrics from a number of sources, including the Digital Tradition.

GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador is a great Website.

And, of course, there's the Mudcat Links Page (lyrics) and Online Music (often with lyrics)


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 01:26 PM

A great source for Irish songs and Chords especially tailored to buskers
unitedirelandtripod.ie or just put Martin Dardis in search


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 02:23 PM

"Triskelle - Spending Time in Ireland" used to be a very good source of Irish music. It was at http://www.vincentpeters.nl/

Anybody know where it's located now?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 04:25 PM

www.fredsakademiet.dk/abase/sange/world_war_one_songs.pdf

A giant, every WW1 song in the book "Just as the Sun Went Down," by Udall

There are many of these sites, they can be found by Googling.


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 10:53 PM

Antiwar Songs
Axon Ballads
Barb Diederich's Bluegrass Lyric Index
Bob Dylan lyrics
Bob Smith Musical Services
Bob Walser's lyrics
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads – new advanced search
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads – old search
Center for Popular Music
Colm Ó Lochlainn Collection: Ballads
English Broadside Ballads at USCB
LetsSingIt.com
LPDiscography.com
Make 'Em Laugh – monologues.co.uk
Michael Taft's Pre-War Blues Lyrics (via Wayback Machine)
NetHymnal (formerly CyberHymnal)
Paroles Musique – French lyrics
Paroles.net – French lyrics
Union Songs


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 11:00 AM

Tom Paxton Lyrics
Phil Ochs Lyrics and Chords


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 12:32 PM

From our old friend/nemesis #1 Peasant (Conrad Bladey)

Beuk O'
Newcassel Sangs


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 01:17 PM

http://www.volksliederarchiv.de/liedtexte.html

6700 German songs.


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 01:30 PM

More comprehensive German texts, with musical scores:

http://www.lieder-archiv.de


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 01:33 PM

Half the time Google will get you the results in less time than it takes to post here.


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Bert
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 01:40 PM

There's some on my website here


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 01:22 PM

French Scout songs- Chants de tradition populaire
http://patrice.lignelet.free.fr/chants1.htm


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 01:46 PM

Gipsy Songs. With music. A good one. Includes some translations.
http://gipsylyrics.wordpress,com


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Genie
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 04:23 AM

The lyrics (or lyrics/chords) sites I prefer are the ones that allow corrections to be posted.

There are a LOT of inaccurate lyrics (and chords) posted online, not to mention a lot with horrible spelling, punctuation (or lack thereof), etc.   And too many cases of a performer being inaccurately credited as the songwriter.


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Subject: RE: (Other) Sources for Lyrics
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Sep 14 - 01:00 PM

Comprehensive Russian lyrics; Russian with English translations.
http://tekst-pesni-tut.ru/letter/show/1/1
Index, Russian alphabet order.
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