Fetch lyrics from lyrics.ovh, a simple script.
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Wyrics

Shell script for fetching a songs lyrics from lyrics.ovh.

Previously, this used to use songlyrics.com — and before that, lyrics.wikia.com. At least, until lyrics.wikia.com was axed for copyright-related reasons.

songlyrics.com had more flexible searching (you could make typos), but it was a pretty slow site. lyrics.ovh is a good deal faster, but much more picky. Its also libre, and beautiful.
Check out lyrics.ovhs repo!

Installation

Simply copy wydir and wyrics into your $PATH; somewhere like /usr/local/bin or ~/.local/bin.
$ cp wydir wyrics ~/.local/bin/

Dependencies

Youll need:

  • curl
  • Shell (ksh, bash)

Usage

Wyrics

Run wyrics like so, replacing “$ARTIST” and “$SONG” with your artist and song, respectively:

$ wyrics $ARTIST $SONG

If you want to save lyrics to a file, youll need to redirect the output:

$ wyrics "dream theater" "octavarium" > lyrics.txt

Wydir

Wydir runs wyrics over every song in a directory of a given file-extension. Each songs lyrics are written to a .txt file of the songs name.

Just run wydir like so:

$ wydir $ARTIST $FILE_EXTENSION

Its convenient if you wanna get the lyrics of an album in one go.

Meta

License is CC0.
Author is Jaidyn Ann jadedctrl@posteo.at
Sauce is at https://hak.xwx.moe/jadedctrl/wyrics