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               Frequently Asked Questions for alt.music.lyrics
                                    by
                     David Filippi <dhalgren@netcom.com>

Last revised: 6 Apr 1995

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Subject: Table of Contents

         1. WHERE CAN I GET SOME?
         2. FREQUENTLY REQUESTED LYRICS
         2.1. REM LYRICS ARE AVAILABLE AT:
         2.2. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT...
         2.3. HOTEL CALIFORNIA
         2.4. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN / OTHER LED ZEPPELIN LYRICS
         2.5. AMERICAN PIE
         3. HOW TO POST A REQUEST
         3.1. HOW TO POST LYRICS
         4. ABOUT alt.music.lyrics
         4.1. IS a.m.l GATEWAY'D TO ANY MAILING LISTS OR FTP SITES?
         5. LIST OF PUBLICALLY ACCESSIBLE MUSIC SITES
         6. SEND COMMENTS, CONTRIBUTIONS, etc., TO:

Subject: 1. WHERE CAN I GET SOME?

* * * Please try ftp.uwp.edu or one of its mirrors for lyrics, in the
* * * directory /pub/music/lyrics/[first letter of artist's name]/[artist].
* * * If you know of any other sites, please e-mail me (reply to this article.)

<a href="ftp://ftp.uwp.edu/pub/music/lyrics/">
<a href="ftp://cs.uwp.edu/pub/music/lyrics/">   
      The canonical lyrics archive, hereafter "uwp".

<a href="ftp://ftp.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:/pub/rec/music/vocal/lyrics/uwp">
      A uwp mirror.  It's in Germany -- North Americans should try uwp first.

<a href="http://www.leo.org/archiv/music/music_e.html">
      Another German music site -- the above href is the English language
      home page.  Contains a link to the following mirror of uwp:
<a href="http://www.leo.org/cgi-bin/leo-dls/pub/rec/music/vocal/lyrics/uwp">

<a href="ftp://www.wit.com/music/lyrics/">
      A mirror of uwp.

    ftp.sunet.se/pub/music/lyrics/
       *NO LONGER IN SERVICE.*  A pointer directs inquiries to "uwp."

<a href="ftp://cathouse.org/pub/cathouse/lyrics/">
      An alternative source for many popular lyrics.

<a href="ftp://ftp.nau.edu/sca/ioseph/">
      Joe Bethancourt's SCA, Celtic, Filk, and Folk collection.

     Here's an example of how to get the lyrics for Beck's "Loser":
     (By the way, the Spanish -- "Soy un perdedor" -- means "I'm a loser.")

        ftp ftp.uwp.edu
        cd pub
        cd music
        cd lyrics
        cd b
        cd beck
        get loser

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