Created: 2014-05-18 16:06
Updated: 2014-10-04 23:33


Lyricist prints the lyrics of the currently playing song to the shell. The program grabs the track information from the operating system and scrapes various websites for lyrics.


09.24.14 - Rhythmbox is currently supported.

09.15.14 - Development has resumed. I am in the process of converting Lyricist to Python 3.

05.26.14 - is now supported.

05.20.14 - A functional version of lyricist now exists.

Supported sources:


Supported Music Players:

  1. Banshee
  2. Rhythmbox

To be implemented:

  1. Support for other common media players
  2. Support for other sources of lyrics
  3. Improvements to the way Lyricist searches for lyrics. If a title includes superfluous words such as "feat." lyricist may not find any lyrics.

Known bugs:

  • often gives a blank "page" of lyrics. This is in contrast with their "No Lyrics Found" page, which the program correctly handles. The program outputs a series of spaces. This bug will be further investigated.
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