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Classical Lyrics and Opera Libretti
The Aria Database
1288 Arias - 177 Operas - 65 Composers - 389 Translations - 1027 Aria Texts - 223 MIDIs
The LiederNet Archive
Over 100,000 cataloged vocal pieces with 29,000 plus translations; the internet's largest lieder archive.
From Stanford, contains detailed information about operas, including libretti, synopses, performance histories, etc.
Index of libretto pages on the Internet, arranged in alphabetical order by composer and opera.
Folk and Popular Lyrics
Searchable index of bluegrass song lyrics; also includes links to collections of songs by artist and subgenre.
Child Ballads Index
e-text of THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH POPULAR BALLADS
by FRANCIS JAMES CHILD.
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America
Contains information about traditional, popular and folk tunes from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales & America.
Popular Songs in American History
Information on popular and traditional songs from the Colonial and Revolutionary Era to the early 20th century.
Roud Folk Song Index at Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
"The Folk Song Index seeks to provide details of English-language traditional songs which have been recorded in any medium - books, journals, newspapers, manuscript collections in public and private hands, published or unpublished sound recordings, videos, websites, and so on."
"The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is England’s national folk music and dance archive, an essential resource for anybody interested in the folk arts."
Roud Folk Song Index (Wikipedia entry)
Provides a brief description and links to the various folk songs.
Traditional, Folk and Old Song - Lyrics Collection
A collection of over 3,700 lyrics compiled by Traditional Music Library and sorted alphabetically.
Women's Folksong Lyrics & Historical Notes
Index of folk songs by women, compiled by musician and historian Gerri Gribi.