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What's your favorite folk song (you tube clips welcome)

wrxplayer

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Mine's "The Times They Are A Changing." Was moved by it in the third grade ('67 I think) and still love the words. Don't love Bob's voice, so here's an alternative version.

 

Rumble

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My favorite song that might count was, "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" by Peter, Paul and Mary:

 

Lewguitar

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I don't have a favorite. I have a million favorites. But here's a great one by the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem you may not have heard. This is old.

 
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Stardrake

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Like Lewguitar, I have too many favorites--but I've always been particularly fond of the tale of Tim Finnegan's wake….

 

silentbob

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Blowin' in the wind is one hell of a powerful song, hard for me to go with anything else.
 

gmann

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Where Have All The Flower Gone. I always liked that one. Darn near anything by PP&M. Not only were they great, they made a lot of that stuff accessible. If you were a kid, like I was, you might not dig Dylan doing Blowing In The Wind but you would like it if it was PP&M. Of course later we caught up with Dylan. Still, Peter, Paul & Mary could do no wrong att, and Mary was not hard to look at.
 

Hack Prophet

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Seems like some of these are singer/songwriter songs in the folk genre and not really 'folk' songs in the truer sense of the word. I'm a sucker for any fingerpicked version of John Henry. Haven't bothered figuring out youtube yet. Apologies.
 

chucke99

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My dad had this album when I was a kid (5-6 years old) and this particular song struck me early. I don't vouch for the imagery in this video. The song is what I want to convey:

"What Did You Learn In School Today?" (written by Tom Paxton)

 






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