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Forgotten Song Lyrics
Google can help you!

 9:00 am on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hey, I've just been playing around as usual instead of working, and looking up song lyrics that I've forgotten or never understood in the first place. Google is the business! Since it's got all that text crawled, it found an obscure Spanish song, when all I could remember were a few words, not even the title. Now I found the lyrics to Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" which are impossible to really hear, it's just a groovy song.

Good on ya Google.

Anyone else find Google useful for odd searches? I really can't believe when I hear people moaning on this forum. For me, Google always pulls up the right result... it all depends on if your search term is good enough. Well, they say a bad workman always blames his tools.



 9:40 am on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Your right Google is da bomb, but lets play devil's advocate. If I find a strange referrer in my logs that doesn't do anything when I click or cut and paste, I will search for it in Google. I will always find what I'm looking for, but....
How many of you webmasters out there know have scrolled through countless site log file results until you actually got to information about the spider?
For instance search for 'Robozilla/1.0'. A robotstxt.org page did show up seventh and thirteenth. DMOZ didn't show up in the first 30. Log files bad. Often full of useless unrelated links which show up as backlinks much like a guest book would.


 11:30 am on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yah, I love looking up song lyrics. It's amazing that sometimes just a couple words from the radio can drill in on exactly the search you want. I mean, "windows" is one of the most common words on the web, and "whitewashed" isn't rare, but make it "whitewashed windows" and you're down to just one song.

Course, sometimes it's easy to search at too specific of a level. Powdork, if you just search for "robozilla" and leave that /1.0 stuff off, you get two dmoz.org results right at the top..


 6:19 pm on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yeah, that makes sense. I should be more careful with my cut and pastes.


 3:35 am on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

And for really specific searches you need the ""


 3:48 am on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmm, I actually run a lyrics site and only yesterday I had someone ask for something I didn't have and I have to admit that for trying to do a specific lyric search I automatically turn to Alltheweb.

Having just tried Google it produces exactly the same results, but I sometimes think of Google as being a little too user friendly and producing what it think the user wants rather than what the user wants.


 4:30 am on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

>I actually run a lyrics site

Good, maybe you can help then.

I did find "I got my education out behind the barn" and Garth's "Papa loved mama, mama loved men. Now mama's in the graveyard and papa's in the pen." But I couln't find it all for "The cat came back."

The cat came back, we thought he was goner...
But the cat came back the very next day.

Doesn't tell the story right, I need to find the rest. But I only tried Google. I'll try Fast and let you know. Or maybe you've got it, olias.


 4:38 am on Nov 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I noticed Fast gives more relevant results for longer search phrases.


 2:44 am on Nov 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

I for myself uses google to search for lyrics of songs i do not know the actual title and sometimes even the artist.

we actually have music while playing at work and my co-employee would send an instant message and ask for lyrics of the song that is currently playing. and all i need to do is to remember some part of the lyrics (chorus much better) and then search it in google.

well they are amazed how fast i could send them an email with the lyrics ... all i tell them is ....

google it! ;)

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