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Historical Folk

Genre:Country, Ethnic/Folk
Rank:1030
Albums:2
Songs:434

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2Sweet William lyrics
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3Mary Wept An' Marthy Moaned lyrics
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5Ally Croaker lyrics
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6Star Spangled Banner lyrics
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7The U.S.A. Recruit lyrics
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8The Morman Bishop's Lament lyrics
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9I'm A Good Old Rebel lyrics
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10The Little 'Dabe' Casa lyrics
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1The Negro Sings: A New Heaven
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2Cowboy And Western Songs
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Biography

There are several songs listed that are title, "A Fragment". These are partial songs submitted were only part of the song is known.

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


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