LyricWikia API for song lyrics
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 setup.py file:
python setup.py 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 provides two APIs that are not officially already provided by the official APIs):
- get_lyrics(artist, song, linesep='\n', timeout=None): returns a string
- that contains the lyrics of the song as provided by LyricWikia. If the lyrics is not found, the LyricsNotFound exception is raised.
- get_all_lyrics(artist, song, linesep='\n', timeout=None): returns a list of all the lyrics versions of the song (e.g., both the kanji and the romaji versions if available). If the lyrics is not found, the LyricsNotFound exception is raised.
import lyricwikia lyrics = lyricwikia.get_lyrics('Led Zeppelin', 'Stairway to heaven')