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LyricWikia API for song lyrics

Project Description


LyricWikia is an online wiki-based lyrics database and encyclopedia. It used to provide full access to song lyrics via API, but the service has been discontinued.

This API scrapes the song web page and returns the lyrics. Please verify that your use complies with the LyricWikia terms of service.


The package lyricwikia is on PyPI, so you can install it using pip:

pip install lyricwikia

Otherwise download this repository and use the file:

python install


You can use the lyrics command to look for a song lyrics.

usage: lyrics [-h] [–separator SEPARATOR] [–version] ARTIST SONG

Get lyrics of a song from LyricWikia

positional arguments:
ARTIST Artist name SONG Song title
optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--separator SEPARATOR
 line separator
--version show program’s version number and exit


$ lyrics 'Led Zeppelin' 'Stairway to heaven'
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold


At the moment lyricwikia is composed by a single API (the one that is not officially already provided by the official APIs): get_lyrics.

import lyricwikia
lyrics = lyricwikia.get_lyrics('Led Zeppelin', 'Stairway to heaven')
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