Big Daddy wrote:
Questions: I read the book and therefore the lyrics GR wrote and they are pretty awful but was there ever any real indication that they might actually be used?
They were only used in the sales of sheet music. Back before CDs and MP3s, people who were interested in a work of music would often buy the sheet music so they could play it themselves on their pianos, guitars, whatever. Roddenberry wrote the lyrics so that he could get half the royalties from the sheet music sales. They were never intended for any other purpose.
However, Nichelle Nichols has performed the theme with lyrics on one or two of her albums.