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Posted By: GUEST,GUEST, Larry Poole
05-Jun-19 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
Subject: RE: Pop songs done in the 'folk style'
I do a pop song from the eighties called "Banana Republics" written by Jimmy Buffett and Steve Goodman. I never heard the original (or havent heard it in thirty years) but learned it from a friend, who says I have now folked it (up?). I play it diatonically on a latin style harp, so I guess I have simplified the chords (and melody) slightly and play it as a medley with a Columbian melody (Tupinamba) which has my gringo version of a pasaje rhythm. The snide lyrics make it an "Unamericana" protest song in the best sixties tradition. Is it a folk song yet?