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July 18, 2011

Google Music Lyrics

Google Music Lyrics is a Greasemonkey script that adds a lyrics panel to Google Music. It only works in Firefox and there's a single lyrics provider: SongLyrics.com.


The lyrics are cached so that they're displayed instantly the next time you play the same song. You can also edit the lyrics and the changes are saved using HTML5 local storage. To hide the panel, click the title.

Chris Hendry, who developed the script, plans to add other lyrics providers, allow users to import and export lyrics and to make the script work in Google Chrome.

17 comments:

  1. Why would this only work on Firefox? I use a Chromebook as my primary-use computer...

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  2. What about gracenote and legality?

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  3. When is Google Music going to be available for another countries?

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  4. @Anonymous:

    I'm not sure if scraping the site is a legit way to use the lyrics licensed from Gracenote. It's probably not, but I don't see how it breaks the EULA:

    "You may use lyrics ("Lyrics") supplied by Gracenote, Inc. of Emeryville, California ("Gracenote") only for search and display. You agree that you will use Lyrics only for your own personal non-commercial use. You agree not to assign, copy, transfer, or transmit any Lyrics to any third party."

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  5. Alex, it's good if it so. Just remembering the time when Gracenote forced LyricsWiki and it broke many lyrics plugins...

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  6. @Bill

    This is a script written for Greasemonkey, which is a Firefox extension. I use a Chromebook as my primary computer as well, so it sucks. You can try searching for Greasemetal, which is the Chrome alternative to Greasemonkey, but I haven't been able to find anything that is compatible with my Chromebook.

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  7. Many Greasemonkey scripts (or user scripts) work in Chrome and Opera. Just because Greasemonkey is the most well-known tool for running user scripts doesn't mean it's the only one. Chrome supports most Greasemonkey features, but not all of them. The developer intends to add support for Chrome in the future.

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  8. you can get google music invites...

    just use a proxy and go to the invite page



    after ur invited, you can sign onto it with any ip

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  9. Ágætis Byrjun, by what Icelandic band?

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  10. oai, google have musix :d, multiplay :D

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  11. Cool! But whay does it only works in Firefox? Thanks anyway.

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  12. "you and me, me and you sharing love like lovers do verse warm and brave and holding hands carvin our names every where we can so in love strollin through the park kissing and huggins even when it's dark that all i can think of

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  13. How do you install it ???

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  14. I got it on chrome, it worked perfect until google changed the page
    to "Google Play"

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  15. i jus want to have the lyrics to lose yourself printed off but no it wont print

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