The riddles of Samson also come under the head of folk song.
So we see that a frottola is practically a folk song artistically treated.
Of these the folk song, and the troubadour lyrics had some musical figure, out of which a clear form might have been developed.
One may say, virtually, that in fitting words to these tunes, he reproduced in English the rhythms of Irish folk song.
Singing any well-known hymn-tune, or simple melody of the Folk Song type, using the Sol-fa names of the notes.
The melodies delighted him, and when the singer began a folk song which Greta had taught him, Erik began to sing with her.
It was only an old Christmas carol, the music that of a German folk song, but dear to generations of Christmas singers everywhere.
M. Fertiault, living among the peasants and loving them, had absorbed all that of which the folk song is born.
They are of interest only to those who care for folk song and ballad for their freshness and their nave simplicity10.
The words of the folk song are written beneath the notes, as if to put the listener into the right mood.