A ruby parser for the chordpro song file format. It converts songs in the chordpro format like this…

{title: You Are My Sunshine}

{c:Verse 1}
[G]The other night dear as I lay sleeping
[G7]I dreamed I [C]held you in my [G]arms
[G7]But when I a[C]woke dear I was mis[G]taken
So I hung my [D7]head and [G]cried

You are my sunshine my only sunshine
[G7]You make me [C]happy when skies are [G]gray
[G7]You'll never [C]know dear how much I [G]love you
Please don't take [D7]my sunshine a[G]way

…to HTML, which can be styled to look something like this…

Screenshot of HTML rendering


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'chordpro'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install chordpro


contents ='spec/fixtures/sunshine.crd')

# Generate HTML from the chordpro song
File.write('sunshine.html', Chordpro.html(contents))

# Parse and inspect the chordpro song
song = Chordpro.parse(contents)
song.title # => "You Are My Sunshine"
song..to_h # => {"title" => "You Are My Sunshine", "key" => "G"}


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request