The definition of a folk song is a song written by the common people or in the style of the common people.(noun)
An example of a folk song is a song sung by the Kingston Trio during the 1960's.
See folk song in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: calque of Ger volkslied, loan transl. (by Johann Gottfried von Herder, 1771) of E popular song
See folk song in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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