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    The library gets many requests for song lyrics: both classic standards from the early twentieth century and the latest singer-songwriter or hip hop artist.  Here are some tools you can use to try finding song lyrics.  If you get stuck, you can contact the Fine Arts Department at 216-623-2848 or


    A good overview of classic lyrics for standards is:


    Reading lyrics / edited and with an introduction by Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2000. ML54.6 .R39 2000. i9780375400810


    The library has complete lyrics collections for most major songwriters including Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Frank Loesser, P.G. Wodehouse, Cole Porter, as...

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