Lyrics to songs

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    Henry

    Hi everyone,

     

    Thanks for your posts, and we have addressed this previously, but unfortunately, we are still working out the legalities around displaying lyrics on our website, as lyrics are copyrighted content. We hope to eventually be able to offer lyrics to our users, but it's unclear when this will be, sorry!

     

    If you need any help with queries or general issues, please reach out to us at support@chordify.net!

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  • Réal

    suis entierement d'accord

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  • Harry

    I 've been conned definately need the lyrics take me off and refund me 

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  • Patrick

    beyond pissed

     

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  • Michelle

    Please add lyrics!!! It would be the best new feature. 

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  • Jeffrey Dann

    I HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU ON THIS SITE IT FALLS SHORT WITHOUT LYRICS BUT THEN I DO BE LEAVE COPY EIGHTS COME INTO PLAY.

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  • Viola Langhagen

    Please let us put the lyrics too  then it would all be complete.

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  • Viola Langhagen

    Please we need the lyrics sheets here.

     

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  • Joe Debs

    Not having the lyrics to the songs is a major drawback

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  • Joe

    Sure Copyright may come into play, but this is a paid service, so the business model could include copyrights costs

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  • Sara

    This is crazy. All kinds of people are requesting lyrics (and have been for months) but I don't see any response from Chordify - or any lyrics. PLEASE, without the lyrics the site isn't all that useful. Feels like we've wasted our money.

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  • Lina

    I was so disappointed when I printed the first song, and the lyrics weren’t there. WTH!

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  • ABEBE

    Chordify is one of the best things that has happened to me; it helped me a lot....... I love it so much.... You can get the lyrics from other websites, people..... Memorize the songs that you love.

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  • Lina

    That would obviously be too much work, when you want to practice reading chords. What r u gonna do? Place the lyrics right next to the music sheet and go back and forth? 😂Impossible! Lyrics should be printed right below the chords. Just like guitar tabs.
    U sound like a friend of the owner or owner of the app. 😂 someone who’s used to practice covers using actual paper wouldn’t say this.

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  • CH

    Yes, please include lyrics below the chords to make it more appealing. 

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  • Alan

    I'm not so sure about lyrics being copyright if presented in quotation marks. However, just having the facility for individual users to upload their 'version' of the lyrics is all that is needed

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  • Lyn

    Agree that lyrics are needed. The ONLY reason I paid for this was because I had ONE obscure song for which I couldn't get chords and chordify had it. Just needed chords over lyrics. Guess now I have to actually create the tab chart myself. Paid for a year. For LYRICS and chords to ONE SONG.

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  • Ross

    Hi :Lyn

    I was interested in your post because I have been trying to get from time to time some obscure songs (by local artists, ones you hear on TV, and from songs on CDs that people mention, etc etc)  Sometimes I suceed, others I dont.   There are some real hidden gems out there.

    So I was wondering, what was the song title and artist to the one you mention ?

    And how did you eventually get the song ... was it on youtube or did you have to upload a mp3 file for example.

    Just interested that's all.

    Regards Ross from New Zealand

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  • Ed Sweet (Electric Sol)

    Even if you can't provide lyrics, it would be great to have functionality that allows us to type them in ourselves in the right spots and then print the chord sheets. Thanks!

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  • ron salvador

    ok...so there aren't lyrics...Chordify is still a great tool for me. I can get around this issue by printing out lyrics and having them in front of me while using chordify.  It's a Hell of a lot better than me and my buddy Paul trying to look at a songbook and turn pages!! I love chordify 

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  • Lorene Cook

    I subscribe and use chordify daily. Surely adding the ability for users to type lyrics into the page on their own would not be a copyright issue.

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  • Ross

    Good morning Ed, Ron and Lorene

    I fully agree with all your posts.  Getting the chords is only "half" of the process in getting the songs down on paper so you can print out the song.

    I've worked out a method which is doing it actually in reverse.  I search for the lyrics and copy them to a MS Word doc in double spacing.  Type in headings such as Verse 1, Verse 2, Chorus, Instrumental, Verse 3 etc etc etc.

    Then run Chordify in the Key that I want and copy in the chords (with a red pen).

    I've found it's a lot quicker writing in a single letter chord rather than writing in all the words.  And in alot of songs the chords for the verses, chorus etc are all the same any way.  I then finish it off with looking at the Intro, End and so on.

    Just a suggestion.  I like Chordify's flexibility to learn new material and then if you like it and want to save a songsheet, then I do it this way.  It is a pity that alot of other sites (such as Ultimate Guitar) that have chords & lyrics & support key changes, just don't let you do a copy / paste.  Another cheeky tip ... I use Snipping Tool on some other free sites and copy / paste blocks of verses & chorus to get what I want.

    Anyway I enjoy reading & following all the posts.  Best wishes from Ross from New Zealand.

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  • Lorene Cook

    Thanks, Ross. I've tried various things too but nothing satisfactory. Glad you worked it out.

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  • Lyn

    HI Ross - 

    I'm a worship leader at a small church and we use CCLI/Song Select for almost all of out music. The pastor was doing a sermon on "wrestling with God" and I found a song on youtube by Gabrielle Ariana that wasn't covered under the CCLI license. And, none of the free sites with guitar chords had it but Chordify did so I thought I'd pay for a subscription and get the chord chart. I never dreamed that the lyrics wouldn't be there. Basically my keyboards player created a new chord chart for it from what chordify provided. Anyway - the song is called "Jacob's Song" and may be found here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RigDkEUghyQ

    Smiles,

    Lyn

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  • Tobias Ware

    Hi Ross and all other interested players,

    I agree with your take on using Chordify.

    Although lyrics would be nice, I pay to get the chords and practise the songs that I have the lyrics for. There are plenty of lyric only sites but few interactive chord sites. One, now defunct site, was the Riffstation site which allowed play-along and analysed the song giving chords, guitar and bass lines. Chordify is almost as good (no bass but the blog article is useful).

    Instead of MSWord, I use a program called SongBook which uses ChordPro mark up. I do roughly the same as you, writing out the lyrics in the same format you outlined. I then find the song in Chordify and slow it right down, marking up the chords from the Chordify page within the lyrics, by following the beat and sound/score/video. Afterwards, I can transpose within SongBook if I choose.

    Cheers,

    Tobias.

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  • Ross

    Very interesting Tobias

    I used to use Riffstation (which I really liked) for a long long time until (believe it or not) it was taken over by Fender who offered (as I recall) a sizable monthly subscription fee.  I thought no way.

    I then found Chordify, did the free version for while and then signed up for a sub.  About 3 years now.

    I'll give your software hints a good look at.  So thanks for sharing them with us.

    All the best from New Zealand.  Regards Ross.

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  • Thierry

    La solution serait peut être de pouvoir redimentionner la fenêtre YouTube (avec des versions karaoké, on a les parôles) et faire dérouler les accords soit en surimpression, soit au dessous.

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  • Michael Olschewsky

    Please add lyrics!
    Otherwise I feel forced to quit the membership!
    Off course I'll be willing to pay little more.

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  • Mj

    This is useless without lyrics! I see in the comments that Chordify is working on it. That was TWO YEARS ago! 

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  • Ross

    Hi Mj

    You might have seen some of my posts about this topic previously ... see above.

    I think your comment that Chordify is "useless without lyrics" is a bit harsh.

    You can download song sheets everywhere on the internet with lyrics and chords, with chords transposed to the key that the original Chordify/Youtube clip is in.  You then use this as well as Chordify to play along, and/or practice.

    It's good for what it is meant to be.  Not just useless - full stop.

    Best wishes with your music, from Ross from New Zealand

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