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GUEST,CJ What makes a new song a folk song? (1710* d) RE: What makes a new song a folk song? 29 Aug 14


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If no one but the person who wrote the song ever sings it, then it's NOT a folk song. But if a pop song (not a folk song to begin with) gets picked up and sung by a whole bunch of people (NOT professional singers), then it's on its way to becoming what scholars and folklorists call a "folk song." "

Makes sense to me.


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