folk ballad

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Synonyms for folk ballad

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

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Note: A retelling of the Romanian folk ballad "Ballad of
Just the Way You Are (thankfully not the Billy Joel song, but a folk ballad, written by band member Dirk Powell) was a poignant treat.
At fourteen, this wunderkind walked into pop producer Shadow Morton's office, and the very next week she recorded her controversial folk ballad about interracial dating, "Society's Child.
Campbell also performed several solo tracks, including pretty folk ballad Black Mountain and the jazz-tinged Saturday's Gone.
He says: "It was sparked off by Stephen Pearson and me singing the Irish folk ballad The Fields of Athenry with some Celtic supporters in Dublin during Jackie McNamara's testimonial dinner.
We learn the facts of drug-cartel economics but also, for example, how "Shorty" rises from impoverished campesino to wealthy drug lord through his careful playing of the compadrismo (brotherhood) game; we also learn the details of his cowboy-styled shootout and death that eventually become transformed into a folk ballad of legendary appeal chock full of heroism, loyalty, and betrayal.
much-eulogised leader of the United Irishmen, the first political expression of Irish Republicanism, and hero of folk ballad The Wearing of the Green.
A framed song sheet of his legendary folk ballad Blowin' In The Wind hangs on the wall, inscribed, `To Stan, the legend of dentistry'.
Five of the nineteen essays throw light on the British folk ballad data bank -- that is, the corpus of texts ballad scholars continually (re)analyze and (re)interpret.
Small is perhaps the closest to the original presentation in his use of the folk ballad.
Subsequent to "Alice's Restaurant" Arlo Guthrie had several hits - including the folk ballad, "City of New Orleans," an old-fashioned railroad song very much in the tradition of his father.
Yet it is a folk ballad lamenting the Irish famine of the 1840s and the harsh punishment - transportation - for petty food theft.
While running through a folk ballad in the home of former professional clairvoyant Annie Jenkins, Alasdair found himself joined by another.
The Fields of Anfield Road, inspired by Peter St John's Irish folk ballad Fields of Athenry, was reworked by the Liverpool Collective.
In "Stories From Songs: Ballads As Literary Fictions for Young Adults", Gail de Vos (Adjunct Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) has compiled a 453-page seminal study of folk ballad origins, history, interpretation, and how they have both generally and specifically evolved over time.