• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Folk-song any song or ballad originating among the people and traditionally handed down by them: a song written in imitation of such
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. folc; Ice. fólk; Ger. volk.


In literature:

For like the folk-song, it has within it the genius and values of the popular tongue.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
The folk songs are the truest and most interesting national literature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
So we see that a frottola is practically a folk song artistically treated.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
On the third morning we heard Emilio singing some Neapolitan folk-song to himself.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Folk-lore and ancient song give hint of these.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
This legend is perpetuated in the Odni Git, a popular folk-song in Chhattisgarh.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
The ordinary methods which he would apply to a folk-song break down in the case of a labour-song.
"The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties" by Richard Runciman Terry
A nation that can produce those folk-songs has got unusual gifts for the world.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
Laughter and song of the fishing folk were behind them, and the deep, solemn call of the sea before.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
At the opposite extreme from the folk-song were the operations of the thoroughly trained composer.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews

In poetry:

Time has tired me since we met here
When the folk now dead were young,
And the viands were outset here
And quaint songs sung.
"The House Of Hospitalities" by Thomas Hardy
And they felt the land of the folk-songs
Spread southward of the Dane,
And they heard the good Rhine flowing
In the heart of all Allemagne.
"The Song of Elf" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
A feast of moon and men and barking hounds.
An orgy for some genius of the South
With blood-hot eyes and cane-lipped scented mouth,
Surprised in making folk-songs from soul sounds.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer
Years have trailed past like clouds over a country,
And they'll never return, for they're gone forever,
And I no longer enjoy such light endeavour
As the magic of folk songs or the land of faery
"Years Have Trailed Past" by Mihai Eminescu
When pleasure is done with her foaming,
And toil is tired of his song;
When love makes the last days long,
And the folk are gentle with me —
Give me a cliff in the gloaming
With the heartache of the sea.
"For Latter Days" by John Joy Bell
The world has praised your leafy songs,
And you, in singing them, have made
Rich folk forget their gains and wrongs
And poor folk love the hawthorn shade.
While year by year your fame has grown,
You had one silent friend unknown.
"To A Poet In April" by Mary Webb

In news:

The GOP hopeful usually only recites the lyrics, but belted out the song for folks Monday.
Turkish folk songs, Sufi stories Saturday.
The folk singer says the key to writing songs is simplicity.
With the support from her band, The Opponents, her folk-pop-rock songs are coming to life in a haunting way.
Vetiver , the San Francisco band led by Andy Cabic, brings it's laid-back, and slightly-psych folk-pop sounds to the KEXP studio for a live performance that features songs from the albums "Tight Knit" and "The Errant Charm.
British singer Jamie Woon made a splash with an inspired a cappella version of the folk song "Wayfaring Stranger," but on his full-length debut, Mirrorwriting, he stretches out with a hybrid of electronic styles.
Sisters Rachel and Becky make a modest career in singing/messing with traditional folk songs.
Bobby emerges from semi-retirement with a collection of true "folk songs," along with his take on more modern classics such as U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
Bare 's latest album is "Darker Than Light," a collaboration of Bare 's favorite folks songs, including works by Bob Dylan, Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie.
Classically trained meets indie-folk cellist Ben Sollee is the video feature today on NPR's All Songs Considered.
With songs like "5150?, and "Sideways" you know Dierks Bentley has done a little partying on the road, but lately he has cut back on the party, and has matured as a performer, and now folks are throwing "Granny Panties on stage.
EARLVILLE – American folk songs can be a doorway to the truth about the world that surrounds us.
Let's face it: When you're talking about conservative folk songs from the 1960s — they're all deep cuts.
Operation Respect offers the music from Peter Yarrow's songbooks, "Favorite Folk Songs ," "Sleepytime Songs," "Let's Sing Together," "Day is Done" and "Puff the Magic Dragon," free of charge to to all who will use it for educational purposes.
As hard as it might be to create a poignant folk song that stands the test of time, it's also pretty daunting to figure out the best way to suitably interpret these semi-fictional and fictional tunes.

In science:

Many folk songs and other simple tunes can be accompanied using only the I, IV, and V (or V7, dominant seventh) chords of a key, a fact greatly appreciated and often exploited by many beginning guitar players.
Music in Terms of Science
STINO, from stinknormal, name of new popular music phenomenon in Germany, celebrating traditional melodies and folk songs.
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