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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Pa Takkar Jang Di" is still a popular and sorrowful folksong that portrayed the village scene on the day of the British violence.
The Radio's Taking Our Songs Away: The Irrepressible American Folksong in the Age of the Selfie is a music album about how modern technology has transformed everyday life, including and especially the lives of music artists who seek to make a living in a world where their medium is digitized for distribution more than ever before.
A simply stunning picture book inspired by the lyrics of the traditional Scottish folksong is especially recommended for children ages 5 to 8 and is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school and community library picture book collections for young readers.
His Run, Ruri (2016), an Armenian lullaby adaptation for soprano that recurs in a recent piano trio as well as in Scene VI of the opera, "is in 5/8, which is not usual for a folksong.
Stanford's 1901 collection Songs of Erin: a Collection of Fifty Irish Folk Songs (available for free as a digitized volume) is the best of his folksong settings from an aesthetic standpoint.
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.
African American Folksong and American Cultural Politics: The Lawrence Gellert Story.
On 1 February 1918, Beida geyao zhengjichu (the Folksong Collecting Bureau of Beijing University, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (22) began its quest to amass a great collection of folksongs from the public.
In 1929 and 1930, the British folksong and dance collector, Maud Karpeles (1885-1976), journeyed to Newfoundland with the express aim of recording British folksongs in Britain's oldest colony, thus completing an unfulfilled ambition of her mentor and colleague Cecil Sharp, who passed away in 1924.
As expected, the brass blazed in spirited fashion, while the folksong elements of the Andantino brought out the best of the woodwind players.