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Steve Parkes Definition of folk song (137* d) RE: Definition of folk song 03 Sep 14

Rough 'n' ready definitions ...

1: The traditional, or British, folk song:
A song that, regardless of its origins, has passed into the oral tradition and been amended thereby;

2: The American, or contemporary, folk song:
A song that was written, composed, and performed by non-commercial person or persons;

3: The pragmatic but unhelpful modern definition:
Anything they'll let you sing in a folk club.

Hope this helps (but I doubt it!)

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