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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. Oh Come, Angel Band
Background and song of a very beautiful and spiritual gospel song.
4. Handsome Molly
History and lyrics of a beautiful Celtic ballad
5. God’s Gonna Trouble the Water
Lyrics and orgins of an African Spiritual and Coded Slave Song.
6. 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.
7. Barbara Allen Origins and Lyrics
An old Scottish Ballard rich with symbolism.
8. 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.
9. Turkey in the Straw History and Lyrics
Turkey in the Straw is one of America´s oldest folk songs.
10. School Days (When We Were A Couple of Kids)
A song children sing on the first day of school.
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