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Thread #97435   Message #1916899
Posted By: pdq
22-Dec-06 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: Folk Songs That Hit the Charts as Pop Songs
Subject: RE: Folk Songs That Hit the Charts as Pop Songs
Here are some songs by The Weavers that were either Pop hits for them or were borrowed by others:

"Goodnight Irene"

"Rock Island Line"

"Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"

"If I Had a Hammer"

"This Land Is Your Land"

Jimmy Rodgers (II) and Trini Lopez were not folksingers, they were Pop stars. Johnny Cash was either Rock'n'Roll or Country, depending on the stage of his career.