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Posted By: open mike
02-Sep-03 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: What does the term 'folk process' mean?
Subject: RE: What does the term 'folk process' mean?
i think there is a column in Sing out magazine calle3d folk process
by Faithg Poetric--oh oh there is is again...a change--her name is actually petric, but i like poetric....it is poetic.

some of the songs she includes in that column are ones
which have been composed to be sung with familiar
melodies. Often union organizers do this....
to bring songs to the picket line and protest rally
they take tunes that people will know and add
new verses--they call these "Zipper" songs
like how woody guthrie took the fiddle tune
"Redwing" and it became "Union Maid"