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  • n. Plural form of folksong.
  • n. Alternative spelling of folk songs.


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  • And noting that Chopin founded whole paragraphs "either on a single phrase repeated in similar shapes or on two phrases in alternation" -- a primitive practice in Polish folksongs -- he asserts that "Beethoven does not attain the lucidity of his style by such parallelism of phraseology," but admits that Chopin's methods made for "clearness and precision ... may be regarded as characteristic of the national manner."

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • Re-classified as folksongs, authorities removed Jewish names from their music.

    The Jewish Review - Serving Oregon & Southwest Washington since 1959

  • She would sing Hungarian love-ditties at her work; and somehow calling these "folksongs" did not help matters.

    Love's Pilgrimage

  • Gold-digging slappers who haul their knickers up with one hand and phone Max Clifford with the other are hardly the betrayed maidens of 14th-century folksongs!

    Letters to MediaGuardian

  • His mother sang Welsh folksongs to him that had been passed on to her by her own mother.

    John Jeffreys obituary

  • Then we went to the Ukrainian Museum (do you sense a theme here?) for a concert of ballads, folksongs, and instumental music from the East European Jewish and Ukrainian traditions (I'm quoting the program).

    My Friday, By Delia

  • The singer is Charmaine Clamor, the self-described "Queen of Jazzipino," who sings with a lovely voice in both English and Tagalog, a range of songs from traditional jazz and a fine jazzy version of the U2 rock hit "With or Without You," to traditional folksongs of the Philippines in her jazzipino style.

    Gil Asakawa: Charmaine Clamor, "Queen of Jazzipino," Coming To Colorado Jan. 29

  • I indeed believe that those who are nurturing these folksongs will be the ones to keep the Amami language alive.

    Global Voices in English » Japan: Eight endangered languages in the Japanese archipelago

  • In 1949, "pseudo folksongs" were banned by Dalstroi, the Gulag mining camps in Kolyma.

    Not so secret: deal at the heart of UK-US intelligence

  • Long active in Seattle’s Sephardic community, at nearly 100 years old Louise is a living treasure of the traditions, history, recipes, faith, and folksongs of the Sephardic people she loves.

    Personal Information for Louise Azoze


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