Song Lyrics Swap

5.9.2020

Given a line of a famous song:

"Fly me to the moon"

We can split it into phonemes with CMUdict:

['F L AY1', 'M IY1', 'T UW1', 'DH AH0', 'M UW1 N']

Find some new word boundaries:

['F L AY1', 'M IY1 T UW1', 'DH AH0', 'M UW1 N']

Replace some of the phonemes with regex wildcards...

['F .{1,3} .{1,3}', '.{1,3} .{1,3} V Y UW1', 'T UW1', 'M .{1,3} N']

...then search for words where we don't care what phonemes replace the wildcards:

['F AH1 N D', 'R IY2 V Y UW1', 'T UW1', 'M EY1 N']
"Fund review to main"

(it can take awhile to find a combo of word boundaries and wildcards that works)

This new line is somewhat reminiscent of the original despite having one less word. To continue the fun, we can do some more lines from the song:


	Let me play among the stars
	['L EH1 T', 'M IY1', 'P L EY1', 'AH0 M AH1 NG', 'DH AH0', 'S T AA1 R Z']
	letter multiple trademarks
	['L EH1 T ER0', 'M AH1 L T AH0 P AH0 L', 'T R EY1 D M AA2 R K S']
	
	And let me see
	['AH0 N D', 'L EH1 T', 'M IY1', 'S IY1']
	and hot tv
	['AH0 N D', 'HH AA1 T', 'T IY1 V IY1']

	what spring is like
	['W AH1 T', 'S P R IH1 NG', 'IH1 Z', 'L AY1 K']
	arts print him like
	['AA1 R T S', 'P R IH1 N T', 'HH IH1 M', 'L AY1 K']

	On a Jupiter and Mars
	['AA1 N', 'AH0', 'JH UW1 P AH0 T ER0', 'AH0 N D', 'M AA1 R Z']
	august open the ads free
	['AA1 G AH0 S T', 'OW1 P AH0 N', 'DH AH0', 'AE1 D Z', 'F R IY1']	
	

More examples:


	Boulder colorado
	Take a break at Yaddo*
	Economics
	Put it in my pocket
	(*not in CMUdict, input "Yah doe" instead)
	
	culture girl around oh
	too country key window
	end a techniques
	pay town interest diet
	

	A B C
	It's easy as, 1 2 3
	As simple as, do re mi
	A B C, 1 2 3
	Baby, you and me girl

	agree see
	it jersey an, UK lee
	desktop oil as, poor army
	agree see, UK lee
	job few a procedures
	

	Amarillo by morning
	Up from San Antone
	Everything that I've got
	Is just what I've got on

	power al oh regarding
	appear advanced show now
	of re things archives at
	inc ice two style root on
	

See GitHub for related code.