Search song lyrics or, the other way around, search songs from lyrics.
Search the lyrics given an artist and a song name
(lyrics "lake of tears" "the homecoming") => "It's the way of a cosmic sailor, in a boat in the night But the wolves are not scaring him, he's alright Just the day, just the day away, I can feel it sometimes ..."
Or, search in the local database for all the songs that contain a given string. The result is a list of artist name, song-name and the verse line that contains the input string.
(search-song "the night") => (("coldplay" "Cemeteries of London" "save the night time for your weeping") ("coldplay" "Cemeteries of London" "and the night over london lay") ("lake of tears" "Forever Autumn" "but the night becomes you") ("lake of tears" "The Homecoming" "And the night that showed them all to me?"))
lyrics artist song
Memoized lyrics search. Search the lyrics for the given artist and song name. If the lyrics are not in the db, try and extract them from one of the supported lyrics websites. If found, save the lyrics in the db and return them. If not found, return nil.
Start an asynchronous request for lyrics. The argument is a list of artist-name and song-name lists. This is a batch request for lyrics. The actual lyrics can be later retrieved from the database since this function only returns the thread that is started for the request.
Return a list of entries, where each entry is a list with the artist name, the song name and the verse line where the lyrics appears. The artist name and song can be used to request the full lyrics. There can be multiple entries for the same artist/song combination.
lyrics uses an sqlite3 database to save all the lyrics that have been searched
and found so far. The database file,
~/cl-lyrics.db, is created when the
library is first loaded and it is saved in the user home folder.
The following lyrics websites are currently supported and searched for lyrics:
If the song cannot be found on any of the websites,
lyrics returns nil. Otherwise
lyrics returns the song lyrics and saves them in the database from where they
will be fetched on the next call. The
lyrics function is memoized.
Copyright (c) 2019 Mihai Olteanu
Licensed under the GPLv3 license.