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GUEST,John Leeder Shortest definition of folk (58* d) RE: Shortest definition of folk 11 Oct 00

A couple of tongue-in-cheek definitions (with a kernel of truth):

-A folk song is any song whose lyrics you can hear.

-Folk music is any music you can't make a living playing.

Some years ago, the Canadian Folk Music Society tried to come up with a definition of "folk music". We ended up changing the name of the society to get rid of the f-word.

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