folk ballad

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Noun1.folk ballad - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culturefolk ballad - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
fado - a sad Portuguese folksong
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
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K is a simple, Dylanesque folk ballad that lays bare DeMarco's skill as documenter of the lovelorn.
Take K - a simple, Dylanesque folk ballad that lays bare his skill as documenter of the lovelorn.
American folk ballad maker Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14, 1912.
VVGOOGLING a runner Fields Of Athenry 7.45 Wolverhampton The Fields Of Athenry is a folk ballad set during the Irish famine about a fictional man named Michael from near Athenry in County Galway who has been sentenced to transportation to Botany Bay, Australia, for stealing food for his starving family.
Algerian refugee Mohammed Lamourie, well-known for his performances, sings a folk ballad on the Paris Metro.
(16) The traditional ballad was not an established genre in Victorian Britain; a Google Books Ngram search shows that the terms "folk ballad," "folk ballads," "traditional ballad," "traditional ballads," "literary ballad," and "literary ballads" appear with a sharp increase in frequency only after 1900.
The concerts will also showcase Chinese musicians, with performers in both cities including the folk ballad singer Song Dongye and Beijing punk act New Pants.
In some of his recordings, such as in one of his versions of the folk ballad "John Hardy", he performs on the accordion.
The first is the Modern Folk Ballad Movement in the 1970s in Taiwan which was part of the protracted battle there against the authoritarian regime and the herald of a democratic order.
A retelling of a Romanian folk ballad, for Andrei Codrescu, in
Grace recites the folk ballad, "The Grief of a Girl's Heart," in which the desolate girl cries: "You have taken the east from me, you have taken the west from me, you have taken what is before me and what is behind me; you have taken the moon, you have taken the sun from me." The tenor Bartell D'Arcy sings "The Lass of Aughrim," in which the poignant girl is abandoned and victimized by her lover:
And there is the idea of the folk ballad as art, but not quite Art, a place that Americans must move beyond in an effort to reach something greater.