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Thread #19126   Message #194809
Posted By: Amos
14-Mar-00 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: What is folk music?
Subject: RE: BS: What is folk music?
As for sappy lyrics, kendall, I have to say I believe your pink bunnytail is hanging out on that one. Some of the finest true tradition folksongs are as sappy as they come. But when you're in the mood for it, sappy is just the thing. Here are several very sappy songs which I love:

Abide With Me
The Water Is Wide
Lord Randall, My Son
The Colorado Trail
The Red River Valley (bowdlerized version)
The Mountains of Mourne
(shudder)Scarlet Ribbons
Danny Boy
and maybe even...(ducks rapidly)
Kevin Barry

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