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folk songs

noun as in folk music

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Weeks went by where all they recorded were cover versions of old folk songs and country hits.

These aren't stomping tunes, but tender and mournful folk songs, a bespoke genre.

In other words, black musicians were playing the blues-infused folk songs that Van Ronk preferred better than him.

These “folk videos,” as I call them, are very similar to folk songs; contagious and primitive.

He had heard so much of the beauty of the Little Russian folk-songs, and hoped to amass material for his future compositions.

To introduce the subject have a paper on folk songs, which in every nation precede what are known as art songs.

Many of these folk songs have come down from very early times, either just as they were or woven into art songs.

The simple old folk songs often suggested them and his style, like that of Wagner, is often declamatory.

Tschaikowsky and Dvorak have also written Slavic music, rather sad, suggestive of folk songs and full of power.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to folk songs, such as: country music, balladry, ethnic music, ethnomusicology, folk, and folk ballads.

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