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1802 Wales - The Ash Grove (Llwyn On)
The first published version of the "The Ash Grove" tune was in 1802 in The Bardic Museum, a book written by the harpist Edward Jones. About four years later a version with words appeared, under the name Llwyn Onn. It tells of a sailor's love for "Gwen of Llwyn". Laura Wright - The Ash Grove:   Engli...
2018-12-26, 1125👍, 0💬

1814 Italy - La Ricciolella (Oh, come to me)
"La Ricciolella" is a popular Neapolitan song from the mid-18th century by an unknown artist. The text has been handed down orally and was transcribed in 1814 by Antonio Scoppa and reworked and recorded in 1824 by Guglielmo Cottrau. SERGIO BRUNI -- LA RICCIOLELLA:   German lyrics: Me voglio i' a 'nz...
2018-12-26, 763👍, 0💬

1813 Germany - Das zerbrochene Ringlein (The Broken Ring)
"Muss i denn" is a German folk song in the Swabian German dialect. The present form dates back to 1827, when it was written and made public by Friedrich Silcher. Jay Alexander - Das zerbrochene Ringlein 2007:   German lyrics: In einem kühlen Grunde Da geht ein Mühlenrad Mein' Liebste ist verschwund...
2018-12-26, 756👍, 0💬

1824 Germany - O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)
"O Tannenbaum" is a German Christmas song. Based on a traditional folk song, it became associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the early 20th century and sung as a Christmas carol. The modern lyrics were written in 1824, by the Leipzig organist, teacher and composer Ernst Anschütz. A Tanne...
2018-12-26, 753👍, 0💬

1798 Wales - Hela'r 'Sgyvarnog (Hunting the Hare)
The "Hunting the Hare" was also known in Wales by the name 'Helar's Ysgfarnog'". In the United States it appears in several MS collection of around 1800. Hunting the Hare - Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts (1995):   English lyrics: Well, all the yelping of hounds a skelping Along the cover and out thr...
2018-12-26, 747👍, 0💬

2002 Ireland - You Raise Me Up
"You Raise Me Up" is a song composed by Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden. Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up (Official Music Video):   English lyrics: When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary When troubles come, and my heart burdened be Then, I am still and wait here in the silence Until you come and ...
2018-12-20, 794👍, 0💬

1837 Germany - Die Lorelei (The Loreley)
"Die Lorelei" poem by Heine has been provided with many musicl settings, the greatest achievement being that of Liszt. It was Silcher's lot, however, to successfully diagnose the public pulse, and since 1837, his version has been without rival in the popular fancy. The melody is thoroughly German, a...
2018-12-20, 777👍, 0💬

1913 Peru - El Condor Pasa (The Condor Passes)
"El Cóndor Pasa" (Spanish for "The Condor Passes") is an orchestral musical piece from the zarzuela El Cóndor Pasa by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, written in 1913 and based on traditional Andean music, specifically folk music from Peru. Simon & Garfunkel: El Condor Pasa (1970...
2018-12-20, 771👍, 0💬

1827 Germany - Muss i denn (Must I go)
"Muss i denn" is a German folk song in the Swabian German dialect. The present form dates back to 1827, when it was written and made public by Friedrich Silcher. Marlene Dietrich - Muss i denn:   German lyrics: Muss i denn, muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus, Städtele hinaus, Und du, mein Schatz, blei...
2018-12-20, 751👍, 0💬

1851 United States - Old Folks at Home
"Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River", "Swanee Ribber", or "Suwannee River") is a minstrel song written by Stephen Foster in 1851. Since 1935 it has been the official state song of Florida, although in 2008 the original lyrics were expurgated. STEPHEN FOSTER'S - OLD FOLKS AT HOME - 1851 - Performed by...
2018-12-20, 724👍, 0💬

1773 France - O ma tendre Musette (Sing to me, sweet Musetta)
The "Sing to me, sweet Musetta" song appeared in the Journal de Musique Historique in 1773, as a Romance by M. de la Harpe Michael Logozar - Musette (O ma tendre Musette - Monsigny) - solo piano:     ⇒ 1786 Scotland - O Logie o' Buchan ⇐ 1712 Manx - Hunt the Wren ⇑ Best Folk Songs in the World ⇑⇑...
2018-12-06, 783👍, 0💬

1712 Manx - Hunt the Wren
Hunt the Wren is a traditional custom carried out on the Isle of Man on the 26 December, St. Stephen's Day. It consists of groups of people going around villages and towns singing and dancing a traditional song and dance around a decorated wren pole. The practice of Hunt the Wren was first noted in ...
2018-12-06, 754👍, 0💬

1786 Scotland - O Logie o' Buchan
The "O Logie o' Buchan" song appeared in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, 1786, along with its tune, which is said to be a transformation of "The tailor fell thro' the bed, thimble and a'," and finds a place in Aird's selection, vol. ii, 1782, under the heading of "The Tailor's March." Logie O'Buchan...
2018-12-06, 726👍, 0💬

1712 England - The Vicar of Bray
"The Vicar of Bray" is an England folk song that recounts the career of a vicar of Bray, Berkshire, towards the end of this period and his contortions of principle in order to retain his ecclesiastic office despite the changes through the course of several monarchs from Charles II to George I. A ver...
2018-12-06, 723👍, 0💬

1792 Ireland - The Last Rose of Summer
"The Last Rose of Summer" is a poem by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. He wrote it in 1805, while staying at Jenkinstown Park in County Kilkenny, Ireland, where he was said to have been inspired by a specimen of Rosa 'Old Blush'. The poem is set to a traditional tune called "Aislean an Oigfear", or "Th...
2018-12-06, 719👍, 0💬

1700 China - 茉莉花 (Mo Li Hua - Jasmine Flower)
"茉莉花" (Mo Li Hua - Jasmine Flower) is a popular Chinese folk song that dates back to the 18th century. In time, many regional variations were created, and the song gained popularity both in China and abroad. Jasmine Flower:   English lyrics: Flower of jasmine, so fair! Flower of jasmine, so fair! ...
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1685 Scotland - Annie Laurie
The heroine of "Annie Laurie" song was a daughter of Sir Robert Laurie, first Baronet of Maxwellton, created in 1685. The words were written by Douglas of Fingland, who, inspite of his devotion, did not gain the lady for wife, as she was married to a Mr. Fergusson of Craigdarroch. John McDermott - A...
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1679 Austria - O du lieber Augustin (O, you dear Augustin)
"Oh du lieber Augustin" is a popular Viennese song. It was presumably composed by the balladeer Marx Augustin in 1679, though written documents only date back to about 1800. O Du lieber Augustin - Kinderlieder zum Mitsingen | Sing Kinderlieder:   German lyrics: O, du lieber Augustin, Augustin, Augus...
2018-11-29, 783👍, 0💬

1672 England - Come Lasses and Lads
"Come Lasses and Lads" dates from 1672. It was printed in Westminster Drollery and entitled "The rural dance about the Maypole". Come Lasses and Lads - David Keith Jones:   Michael Bannett, boy alto, sings Come Lasses And Lads:   English lyrics: Come, lasses and lads, get leave of your dads, and aw...
2018-11-29, 725👍, 0💬

1709 Scotland - The Laird o' Cockpen
"The Laird o' Cockpen" was a devoted adherent to the cause of the Stuarts in the time of Cromwell, and an interesting anecdote in related of him in Mitchison's Handbook of the Songs of Scotland. The original air, set to the words, "When she cam ben, she bobbit," is among the oldest of Scottish melod...
2018-11-29, 699👍, 0💬

1400 France - Sur la pont d'Avignon (On the bridge of Avignon)
"Sur le Pont d'Avignon" is a French song about the Pont d'Avignon that dates back to the 15th century. The bridge is officially Pont St. Bénézet but it is better known as the Pont d'Avignon on which one dances, as the song says. The dance actually took place under the bridge and not on the bridge ("...
2018-11-20, 785👍, 0💬

1500 France - Il était un' bergère (There was a little maiden)
"There was a little maiden" is a popular French song dates back to the 16th century. Comptine : Il était une bergère:   French lyrics: Il était un' bergère, Et ron, ron, ron, petit patapon; Il était un' bergère, Qui gardait ses moutons, Ron, ron, Qui gardait ses moutons. Elle fit un fromage, Et r...
2018-11-20, 812👍, 0💬

1603 Japan - さくら さくら (Sakura Sakura - Cherry blossoms)
"さくら さくら" (Sakura Sakura - Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms) is a traditional Japanese folk song depicting spring, the season of cherry blossoms. It is often sung in international settings as a song representative of Japan. Contrary to popular belief, the song did not originate in ancient times; i...
2018-11-20, 764👍, 0💬

Best Folk Songs in the World
Here is a collection of best Folk Songs in the World compiled by FYIcenter.com team: 1400 France - Sur la pont d'Avignon (On the bridge of Avignon) 1500 France - Il était un' bergère (There was a little maiden) 1603 Japan - さくら さくら (Sakura Sakura - Cherry blossoms) 1672 England - Come Lasses and ...
2018-11-20, 736👍, 0💬

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