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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. God’s Gonna Trouble the Water
Lyrics and orgins of an African Spiritual and Coded Slave Song.
3. Top 10 Bluegrass Artists (Traditional)
These are the artists that are considered to be among the best performers who consistently produce the traditional Bluegrass sound.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Turkey in the Straw History and Lyrics
Turkey in the Straw is one of America´s oldest folk songs.
7. Handsome Molly
History and lyrics of a beautiful Celtic ballad
8. Oh Come, Angel Band
Background and song of a very beautiful and spiritual gospel song.
9. Coded Slave Songs
Expressing emotion through songs is a cathartic experience. Under the bondage of slavery, Black Americans used spirituals to express deep emotions, spiritual beliefs and secret communications.
10. Another Man Done Gone
History and Lyrics of this classic folk tune describing the lament of the chain gangs in the late 1800s - early 1900s.
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