Format of Song Files

A song file includes:

{title:My Song}

A directive is any entity enclosed in curly braces. They can be used to specify information about the song such as title and associated artist or delimit choruses.

This is my song

A primary lyric is any unenclosed text. It would be used for the words to the main melody.

(It's not your song)

A secondary lyric is any text enclosed in parenthesis. It would be used ocassionally for words sung by someone other than the princlple singer.


A chord reference is the name of a chord enclosed in square brackets. Any text may be used, such as "C#7 with 2 fingers". However it is best to use normal, short chord names as they will be understood and can be transposed by SongView.