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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. 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.
2. 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.
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. Godís Gonna Trouble the Water
Lyrics and orgins of an African Spiritual and Coded Slave Song.
5. Oh Holy Night History and Lyrics
Oh Holy Night was written by Placide Clappeau, a French mayor, in 1847. It was translated into English a few years later.
6. Joy to the World History and Lyrics
Joy to the World was taken straight from the Bible by Isaac Watts in 1719. The music was added by American Lowell Mason in 1822.
7. Christmas Bluegrass
Recommended Christmas projects by bluegrass artists.
8. We Wish You a Merry Christmas History and Lyrics
In the days of Olde England, groups of traveling singers would entertain for food or pay. We Wish You a Merry Christmas is one of these old tunes.
9. 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.
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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