American Folk Music
American folk music has simmered for decades in the American melting pot we call the U.S.A. Honestly, though, much of what we call American folk music originated from other countries. Sometimes the lyrics, poem, or song morphed over time into what we recognize today as an American folk tune.
Some musicians and writers classify 20s music and 30s songs (popularity-wise) as folk, and according to age, they are. But since they have a distinct feel of their own, I don't believe they quite fit under the title of American Folk Music.
I still remember as a boy growing up, how many of these old songs my dad used to sing. He wasn't an accomplished singer, but he could carry a tune and kept a steady rhythm. Of course, many of the songs popular in the 20s and 30s were written during an earlier period of time.
What Is Folk Music?
* Anything written before the 1920s and not included in the great popular period of the 20s are indeed folk songs. These songs were brought to the U.S.A.from many other countries,such as England , Ireland , Scotland , Wales, The British Isles, the Netherlands, France, and other countries.
These folk songs had many things in common:
The history of folk music in America is a great story all its own -
American Folk Music is classic music at its best.
Decade after decade may pass, but we are still drawn to the tunes of a simpler time and place...where yesteryear is but a memory away.
Go from American Folk Music to American Folk Songs
English Folk Music
* Man on the Flying Trapeze
Irish Folk Music
* Irish Folk Songs
* Irish Names Poem
* Irish Immigrants
* Irish Symbol Ring
* St. Patrick's Day History
* Mrs. Murphy's Chowder
* Same Old Shillelagh
Scottish Folk Music
Folk Music History
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