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folk song

also folk·song (fōk′sông′, -sŏng′)
1. A song belonging to the folk music of a people or area, often existing in several versions or with regional variations.
2. A song composed in the style of traditional folk music.
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Noun1.folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culturefolksong - 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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Inglethorp's cheque, and regretting they had been unable to trace a certain series of Russian folksongs. So the last hope of solving the mystery, by means of Mrs.
A commissioned piece by this writer (based on a popular Ilonggo folksong also popular in Bicol) was played by cellist and pianist that drew ripples of delight from the crowd.
The famous tale follows Hua Mulan as she disguises herself as a warrior to take her father's place in the Chinese military -- a narrative based on an old folksong called the "Ballad of Mulan." The live-action version is directed by a female director, Niki Caro, and features a majority Asian cast.
Throughout Shirinov's mellifluous extemporizations and pianistic pyrotechnics entranced the jazz cognoscenti in the crowd, particularly in his variations around the folksong Gul Achdi.
The group also wowed the airport crowd in Pretoria, when they did an impromptu rendition of the well-loved Filipino folksong 'Pen Pen De Sarapen' to the delight of the travelers.
The Hngyang Na Atayal chorus of Hsinchu County, Taiwan is a big winner of this year's Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival, winning in three categories: Mixed Voices, Chamber and Folksong, according to media reports.
Saylor perhaps might also have mentioned Britten's numerous settings of British folksongs (Britten's version of "O Waly, Waly" could be claimed to be the finest of all folksong settings) and, even more, the orchestral Suite on English Folksongs "A time there was ..." composed at the end of his life and dedicated "lovingly and reverently" to the memory of Percy Grainger.
Stanford's remarkable pedagogic lineage resulted in a fascinating string of Irish folksong arrangers connected to him: Somervell, Wood, Hughes, Britten, Clarke, Shaw, and Moeran all studied with Stanford or one of Stanford's students.
If you know the tune of the Malay folksong Chan Mali Chan, singing along to Singaporean blogger mrbrown's new satirical tune about former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be a breeze.
While dozens of Canadian folksong and traditional song collections were published in the first half of the twentieth century--especially collections from Atlantic Canada--it is relatively uncommon to find similar collections published in the present day.
A talented singer and composer, Saleem had several hits such as "woh taron bhari retain," "ajnabi mujhay tum yaad aatay ho," "kal tum say", and a folksong "challa" and many others.