Yahoo Adds Lyrics Shortcut to Search

Yahoo began publishing the music lyrics on Yahoo Music last week – the first time they appear legally on the Internet. Today they announced a Yahoo search shortcut to find song lyrics very quickly.

Just type an artist name or song name and “+ lyrics” to see lyric results for the artist or song above other search results. See, for example, lyrics for the Beatles, U2 and the Smiths.

Yahoo Lyrics are not perfect – copyright restrictions force them to show lyrics as an image instead of free text, to avoid scraping. This prevents search engine indexing as well, though.