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Song Lyrics Phrase Search

Song Lyrics Phrase Search is Appendix C in a 10 part series on How to Write a Song.

It allows us to search and analyze successful songwriters.

Here we can search for modern pop, Jazz and rock lyrics like Lady Gaga and John Mayer and even lyrics to older music like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. The goal is to become better songwriters!


Below are the best sites to find pop, rock and Jazz lyrics!

Find Music By Lyrics allows you to search for rock, pop and Jazz lyrics by lyrical content, partial phrase and exact phrase.

elyrics is incredibly current with their offerings. You can search by band name, song name or the text in the song.

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Below are the top sites to search for the lyrics of yester-year. These are the classics and they should be treated that way.

OldieLyrics covers artists whose careers began in the 1980s or earlier. You can find oldies lyrics and videos here! Old song lyrics and video are ordered by albums and alphabet!

TraditionalMusic is the place for old traditionals in folk, Americana, Blue Grass and old time standards. Once on the page, click on the letter of the alphabet that the song starts with.


Elvis gets a section all to himself since he was such an icon. People loved his singing and songs. Below are the best places to find his lyrics.

Elvis Presley Lyrics is an excellent resource. Just click on the letter of the song the name begins with and every single lyric for that letter is listed.

ElvisFind has all 742 songs listed in order. There are also videos, articles, downloads and e-cards. A very dedicated Elvis site.

song lyrics phrase search

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