AboutThere are several songs listed that are title, "A Fragment". These are partial songs submitted were only part of the song is known.
Often, the genesis of folk music is normally regional in nature and it is infuenced by local language, topography, customs, heroes, despots, etc. When that song leaves that area many times parts of that song the local people will make that song their own to reflect the new surroundings. [ie: Ravine=Coulee] Minor changes should be made in the about section or adding it to the lyrics section in "double quote brackets". This will italicize the addtion. Major changes should be entered as a new song, but making sure that the original song should be linked in the 'about' section.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles.
Starting in the mid-20th century, a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s. This form of music is sometimes called contemporary folk music or folk revival music to distinguish it from earlier folk forms. Smaller, similar revivals have occurred elsewhere in the world at other times, but the term folk music has typically not been applied to the new music created during those revivals. This type of folk music also includes fusion genres such as folk rock, folk metal and others. While contemporary folk music is a genre generally distinct from traditional folk music, in English it shares the same name, and it often shares the same performers and venues as traditional folk music.
As well as dividing songs according to geography, it is possible to categorise them by subject matter: War song Anti-war song Tamang Selo Sea songs, including sea shanties Drinking song Work song Love song Child Ballads (tragic ballads) Protest song Murder ballad Sporting song Pub session
Folk music is one of the major divisions of music, now often divided into traditional folk music and contemporary folk music. There are many styles of folk music, all of which can be classified into various traditions, generally based around some combination of ethnic, racial, religious, tribal, political or geographic boundaries.
North, Central, South American and the Caribbean
Asia: East, Southeast, Northern, Central, Caucasus and South Asia
Europe: Northern, Eastern, Southeastern, Western and Southern Europe
Middle East and North Africa: Southwest Asia, North Africa
Oceania and Australia: Polynesia, Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia
Sub-Saharan Africa: East, Southern, Central and West Africa