Free ‘Get Lyrical’ for Mac gets song lyrics and stores them in iTunes lyrics tag

Chris J. Shull’s Get Lyrical v0.8 AppleScript will attempt to get the lyrics of the currently playing or selected tracks from and store them in the track’s lyrics tag.

To use, you simply put this script in your iTunes Scripts folder. This is located in user name > Library > iTunes. If there is no folder named “Scripts” there, create one and put the script in it. It will then appear in iTunes’ Script menu, where you can activate it by clicking on its name. While a track is playing, or while one or more tracks are selected, run the script. Lyrics, if found, will be imported to the currently playing or selected tracks’ lyric tags in iTunes.

iTunes 5 required.

More info and download link here.

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  1. Mac ed> Maybe the problem is that lyrics (at least some of them) may be protected by copyright or equivalent rights. In France, I remember some web sites providing lyrics were asked by label legal departments to stop sharing. I know it sounds stupid, but that is probably the right explanation…

  2. I also recommend PearLyrics – it not only does the job with speed and really impressive accuracy, it also boasts only the 3rd ever “Useful Widget (TM)” which can do the lyric search and display and dropping into iTunes all from the quiet background of the Widget layer.

    And best of all, it’s free! FREE, I said!

    Seriously, though, it’s pretty slick. And so far I’ve managed to dump all but 2 or 3 of my memory-sucking widgets off the Dashboard. Is it just me, or are Widgets just a big disappointment?

  3. pearlyrics – how cool is this?

    last time i tried to do an autolookup for anything – was for album art a few years ago – failed miserably with around 70% wrong – forget the app.

    haven’t tried anything like it since – was too much trouble to fix.

    this however is way cool ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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