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Thread #97435   Message #1917200
Posted By: Joe_F
22-Dec-06 - 10:25 PM
Thread Name: Folk Songs That Hit the Charts as Pop Songs
Subject: RE: Folk Songs That Hit the Charts as Pop Songs
I seem to remember, in the 1950s, "Dodi Li" coming out of the loudspeakers as an unrelated love song in English.

Likewise, "Down by the River Side", with a change in rhythm that has since corrupted most people's singing of the original spiritual.