This program scans for lyrics at lyricwiki.com, and will save them to the iTunes lyric tag. That would allow you to see the lyrics on your iphone, ipod touch, ipod nano, etc. If you wanna give it a try, download and extract the zip file and run the program. Please leave program failures or successes in the comments. I've had fairly good results thus far. YMMV.
iTunes Lyric Downloader v.1.2
Version 1.2: now uses the lyricwiki SOAP courtesy of Karsten (thanks!). Saves a "notfound.txt" file listing lyrics that weren't found. This version no longer uses sing365.com - it's too difficult sorting through lyrics from that site.
The lyricwiki api is currently not working for me. I have created an interim solution here. The old program from this page is NOT currently working!
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- In itunes, select the songs you'd like to find lyrics for. Click "Create Lyrics Files" when you're ready, and watch the search results (the app takes a few seconds to initialize first). The checkbox option will let you automatically overwite existing lyrics (only if you trust the program - TEST IT FIRST!). Otherwise the program will only fill in the lyrics if they are currently blank.
- If you are having limited success, try running my itunes tagger program or MusicBrainz first to fix your mp3 tags (artists and song names will affect the search results).
If you use this program a lot, consider donating to LyricWiki.org.