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Mysha Help: Folksong jargon (19) RE: Help: Folksong jargon 02 Jan 16


A comment I received when I sang From the Diary of Richard Riley, 1862 one time, was that it contained both a refrain and a chorus.

The refrain in this case is the line "Sunday: Went to church.", which comes at the end of each verse.

The chorus here is a separate structure sung between verses (after every second verse), that differs from the verses in that it stays mostly the same on every repetition:
"Another week has come and gone
Recount the things that I have done
Three days work, and three days none
Sunday: Went to church."

Maybe that helps.


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