folksong folksong

Definition(s):

  • (n) a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture

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Usage(s):

  1. Before she was through telling her story, fleshy, 60-year-old Frankie Baker had poked holes enough in the time-tested legend to scuttle any folksong.
  2. Jilson Setters has earned wide publicity for Miss Thomas' folksong society.

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  1. Sir Richard Rodney Bennett told the Guardian newspaper that he had completed the 27-minute piece, for cello and orchestra, titled "Reflections on a Scottish Folksong".
    on Dec 1, 2004 By: Richard Rodney Bennett Source: China Daily

  2. "Throughout the world," said singer Pete Seeger, "folksong collectors tend to dig up old bones from one graveyard and put them into another graveyard -- their filing cabinets. But Alan Lomax and his father, John, wanted the American people to...
    on Mar 26, 2004 By: Pete Seeger Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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