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Here are the top ten articles for the Folk Music Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Poor Wayfaring Stranger Lyrics and History
Poor Wayfaring Stranger is a traditional folk song of unknown origin. Regardless of its origins, it is a hauntingly beautiful piece of music. This song has been recorded countless times.
2. Oh Come, Angel Band
Background and song of a very beautiful and spiritual gospel song.
3. Jim Croce – The Way We Used to Be
In a very real sense,Santuary Records has put "Time in a Bottle". The most comprehensive anthology of Jim Croce´s lifetime work was released on September 13, 2004.
4. Golden Bird - Levon Helm
From the drummer and lead singer of The Band, Levon Helm continues to touch us with his music. Golden Bird, written by Happy Traum, offers a chilling tale expertly arranged and hauntingly sung by one of Americana's icons, Levon Helm.
5. Curley Taylor's Zydeco Heart & Soul
A review of Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble's Zydeco Heart and Soul project.
6. Deck the Halls History and Lyrics
Deck the Halls is based on an old Welsh tune, known back in the 1700s. The words were added in America in the 1800s.
7. Love Songs by Woman Artists
A collection of love songs by woman artists for Valentine.
8. The Twelve Days of Christmas Lyrics
A traditional Christmas favorite!
9. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Lyrics
The lyrics for "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" were written by two Americans Chauncey Olcott, and George Graff. The words were set to the music of Earnest Ball and was used in a production of "The Isle of Dreams". The music was published in 1912.
10. Air Force Song History and Lyrics
Celebrating the US Air Force with a historical perspective of the origins of "The Air Force Song" in honor of Memorial Day.
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