Can a commercial song or an art song turn into a folk song?

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Can a commercial song or an art song turn into a folk song?

Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:59 pm

JohnMcLaughlin wrote:Sure. All it needs is acceptance by "the folk."
The thing is, Johnny, you have to watch out for folk copyright owners. affraid

The girls scouts think that "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" are folk songs, but the publishers are watching them very closely Suspect


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:29 am

Some of the folk songs in the Harry Smith collection (1927-1932) were picked up by the folk when they were listening to their folk radios. Razz

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:59 pm

The Russians consider this a folk song, and mostly they don't know that the words are by Sir Thomas More:

Those evening bells! those evening bells!
How many a tale their music tells
Of youth, and home, and that sweet time
When last I heard their soothing chime!

Those joyous hours are passed away;        
And many a heart that then was gay
Within the tomb now darkly dwells,
And hears no more those evening bells.

And so ’t will be when I am gone,—
That tuneful peal will still ring on;        
While other bards shall walk these dells,
And sing your praise, sweet evening bells.


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:03 pm

Sir Thomas--not folkie at all.


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:29 am

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