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Bert What makes a new song a folk song? (1710* d) RE: What makes a new song a folk song? 26 Aug 14


Andy7,

basically a new song doesn't really become a folk song.

However many songs from the Fifties and Sixties have been assumed to be folk. So you choose which definition of Folk that you like and go with it, or make up your own definition.

I find that the 1954 definition is somewhat over restrictive; I sing many songs which I introduce as folk songs which don't fit that definition.


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