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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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A Constellation of Folk Songs

A Constellation of Folk Songs

Chapter:
(p.212) A Constellation of Folk Songs
Source:
Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0031

This anthology features three types of folk songs important in Appalachia: ballads, the blues, and sacred songs. Historically, these genres illustrate the qualities that folklorists ascribe to all types of folk songs: they circulate orally within a group and exist in traditional variants. Although some of these songs have been adopted by commercially popular singing groups, the versions that we present were either collected in the field or recorded by traditional musicians....

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