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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. 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.
3. God’s Gonna Trouble the Water
Lyrics and orgins of an African Spiritual and Coded Slave Song.
4. Oh Come, Angel Band
Background and song of a very beautiful and spiritual gospel song.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Turkey in the Straw History and Lyrics
Turkey in the Straw is one of America´s oldest folk songs.
8. 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.
9. Dale Anne Bradley - Catch Tomorrow
Dale Ann Bradley represents the best of woman in bluegrass. Her Catch Tomorrow project is a great listen.
10. Barbara Allen Origins and Lyrics
An old Scottish Ballard rich with symbolism.
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