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How do I reference a song?

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Hi Ann

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Meijun, 6 years ago

Hi Ann

Songs can be cited as recording and as written music. It depends on where you listened to or read and what you are going to reference. 

If you just want to cite the lyrics (words) of the song, the writer should be put in the author's place.

If you are thinking the role of performer is of primary importance, list the song under the performer, then the year of the recording, the title of the song, then followed "by the name of the writer in First Name initial Surname " format...

Other details should follow the reference guide:



Hope this helps.



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