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songtext 0.1.7

a command-line song lyric fetcher


A command-line song lyric fetcher.

Inspired by @gleitz’s howdoi. Name from the German word for “lyrics”.


LyricWiki is currently the only supported API.

LYRICSnMUSIC used to be an option but it appears to have been shut down. However, contributions are always welcome, especially for new API integrations.


With pip:

$ pip install songtext

With distutils:

$ python install


Search by both artist name (-a, --artist) and song title (-t, --title):

$ songtext -a pvris -t fire

Don't blame your death on the shit in your head
That you claimed ate you like a virus for days on end
I watched you decay, watched you waste away
Who'd you think you'd fool, baby, diggin' your own grave?

Note that option values that consist of more than one word need to be quoted:

$ ./songtext -a 'nina simone' -t sinnerman

Nina Simone: Sinnerman
Oh sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All along dem day

Note that paging is turned on by default. Use the --no-pager flag to turn it off.

argument/API lyricwiki
positional (generic search) No
-a, --artist Yes
-t, --title Yes
-w, --words No
-l, --show-list No
--limit No
--no-pager Yes
-i, --index No


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