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Music: Find Songs, Arias, or Lyrics

Music resources at Colby and other great web resources for music research.

Lyrics / Song Texts and Translations in Digital Sources

Lyrics / Song Texts & Translations in the Library

Need just the words? Here are various ways to find lyrics to songs in the Colby Libraries.

Finding Songs or Arias in Collections

If you are looking for the printed music and words to a particular song, it may take some searching.
  • Search by KEYWORD: for the title of the song
  • Search by KEYWORD: for the title of the Opera, Musical or Song Cycle, if the song is part of a larger work
  • Search by KEYWORD: using the generic term "songs" in combination with the composer name
Many songs are in general collections: e.g. "Broadway Favorites" or "Anthology of Italian Arias" and the like. To locate a song in a collection use a "Song Index". A song index will tell you in which collection a particular song can be found.

Your Librarian

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Margaret Ericson
Bixler Art and Music Library, Rm 136
Bixler Art/Music Building
Spring 2018 office hours: Monday, 2-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-noon.
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