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a folk song sung by laborers, as in the fields, with a marked rhythm matching the rhythm of their work
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A song sung to accompany work, typically having a steady rhythm.