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The term "traditional folk" (or "traditional music") is often used interchangeably with "folk music". Apart from instrumental music that forms a part of traditional music, especially dance music traditions, much traditional music is vocal music, since the instrument that makes such music is usually handy. As such, most traditional music has meaningful lyrics.

Before artists like Bob Dylan, the Kingston Trio, and the Weavers popularized folk among hip young college kids, the music existed in many forms in the U.S.--rural old-time songs passed from family to family (and generation to generation), broadly political or satirical songs, children's tunes, minstrel songs. This is a catc ...
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AURA LEE - LOVE ME TENDER - ACOUSTIC GUITAR - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2009
Annie McGee Acoustic guitar played simply, without adornment "Aura Lee" is an American Civil War song about a maiden. It was written George R. Poulton (music) tune also known as 'Love me tender'. Dreamy, Emotional, Easy style, sweet and simple acoustic track. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
376875 2:56 Slow 77 USD $183.95  
Full Track (Shorter Version) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
376874 1:11 Slow 79 USD $105.95  


COUNTRY FAIR DANCE OLDE ENGLAND STYLE (30) - (by Steve Urwin)  Year: 2012
Steve Urwin Very much a Robin Hood Maid marion style of track quintessential england and european. Fun and lighhearted celebration music that speeds up towards the climax ending. Instant mood maker for period action or mayhem Strong field drums that boom out the tempo. would work well for a school project, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec (waltz) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
552877 0:31 Mixed 118 USD $45.95  


FOLK TALE - (by Jo Masino)  Year: 2016
Jo Masino Folk / bluegreass track with traditional instruments such as banjo, mandolin and fiddle. Great performance by real musicians. The track has a narrative feel to it, perfect to illustrate a story, a character, or just to create a folk, sincere atmosphere. Several different edits available. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main version) - Folk, Traditional Folk
786342 4:11 Medium 108 USD $124.95  
60sec A - Folk, Traditional Folk
786337 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
60sec B - Folk, Traditional Folk
786338 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
60sec C - Folk, Traditional Folk
786340 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
60sec D - Folk, Traditional Folk
786339 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
Variation (no lead edit) - Folk, Traditional Folk
786341 4:12 Medium 108 USD $124.95  


EARLY SPRING - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2009
Jeremy Sherman Gentle, folky, with acoustic guitars and sparse piano on the middle 8. Atmospheric, earthly, great for media use. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
431563 2:44 Fast 155 USD $116.95  


GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE - (by Davinia Leonne)  Year: 2010
Davinia Leonne Significant lively and optimistic song with rhythmic, upbeat vibes and beautiful pan flute sequences. Very closed to earth, thus suitable for movies about nature & travelling, documentary about south america, galapagos island, exotic animals, landscapes & indigenous people. Advertising for handcraft, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
475327 1:18 Medium 107 USD $85.95  


OH MY DARLING, CLEMENTINE - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1884
Elizabeth C. Axford American western folk ballad usually credited to Percy Montrose (1884), even though it's sometimes credited to Barker Bradford; believed to have been based on another song called "Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden" by H. S. Thompson (1863); piano solo great for a western-themed film, TV, or video. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
455679 0:50 Medium 119 USD $63.95  


OH TO BE A GYPSY - (by Adla Hannon)  Year: 2009
Adla Hannon Upbeat Folk song about a man who is trying to find his place in life. Features male vocals and a bright acoustic guitar, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
384007 1:57 Medium 105 USD $156.00  
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
389964 1:04 Medium 105 USD $125.00  


AS THE WHEAT SWAYS - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2010
Mario Pompetti mellow folk instrumental, swaying violin with acoustic guitar, make it perfect for rual country, farmland footage, lovers playing in the grass. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
445265 6:10 Medium 120 USD $139.95  


OH! SUSANNA (BANJO & PIANO & JAW HARP) - (by Music Boutique)  Year: 1848
Music Boutique Also known as "Banjo On My Knee," this song by Stephen Foster is associated with the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. This version features a banjo (of course!) with an old, upright piano, and a "boing, boing" jaw harp. The song was popular in minstrel shows around the turn of the century. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Banjo & Ensemble) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401746 1:29 Medium 124 USD $78.95  
Variation A (No Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401745 1:26 Medium 124 USD $82.95  
Variation B (Bed - Piano & J-Harp) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401749 1:29 Medium 124 USD $78.95  
Variation C (Banjo Solo) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401748 1:26 Medium 124 USD $92.95  
Variation D (Bed - Piano Only) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401750 1:29 Medium 124 USD $78.95  
Variation E (Banjo & Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401747 1:29 Medium 124 USD $78.95  


HIGHWAY MAN - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2009
Jeremy Sherman Acoustic folk with an English, Irish feel. Can also be mid-west America. Great as background music for drama, film, TV and other media. Multiple guitars and dobro. Earthly, live, folky. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
431621 2:03 Very Fast 175 USD $112.95  


AMAZING GRACE - (by Dynamite Chick Publishing)  Year: 2010
Dynamite Chick Publishing . Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
472867 2:08 Med Slow 100 USD $35.00  


AMAZING GRACE (NEW BRITAIN VERSION) - (by Peter Roe)  Year: 2012
Peter Roe Full orchestrated version of one of the most popular piece in the world called New Britain or Amazing Grace. It goes guite massive in the end. This might be the best version out there. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
540595 4:23 Very Slow 48 USD $124.95  
Variation - Folk, Christian Folk
540647 2:01 Med Slow 80 USD $103.95  


HOME ON THE RANGE - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of America's premiere folk songs in a beautiful reflective rendition; This track begins with a soft piano then builds with strings, harmonica, flute, & guitar; Perfect for films & docs. with scenes around the campfire, cattle ranchers, wagon trains, cowboys, old west, Civil War, or Americana. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
635291 3:23 Slow 75 USD $103.95  


GREEN SLEEVE - (by Peter Roe)  Year: 2012
Peter Roe This is famous traditional folk song. Boosted with epicness. This is one of the best modern versions out there. Great for commercials, trailers or movies. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
540769 2:04 Med Slow USD $104.95  


IRISH LAMENT - (by Daniel Cullen)  Year: 2011
Daniel Cullen Uilleann pipes, fiddle, snares and bass drum combine in this beautifully sad Irish Lament. Tender and heartbreaking, this would be perfect for Saint Patrick's Day, especially late at night after a few Guinness. Nostalgia for the old country in drama and film. Wakes and sorrow for loss of loved one. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
457405 1:20 Very Slow 50 USD $74.66  


FOLK MUSIC RINGTONE - IF WE COULD ALL BE GOOD FRIENDS - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1999
Elizabeth C. Axford Folk song often sung as a round; ethnic, Klezmer-like instrumentation; keyboard instrumental. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
409688 0:31 Med Fast 148 USD $45.95  


DOES THE JOURNEY SEEM LONG - (by Ben Harris)  Year: 2011
Ben Harris Sit back and relax by the fire as your wagon train takes a break on your old west journey with this public domain melody written on the wagon trail. This piece brings the nostalgic feelings of the simple but rough life in the old west with a simple acoustic guitar with violin and harmonica. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
556171 1:35 Medium 120 USD $105.95  
15sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556164 0:16 Medium 120 USD $22.95  
Ident - Folk, Traditional Folk
556168 0:11 Medium 120 USD $17.95  
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556166 0:31 Medium 120 USD $47.95  
Loop - Folk, Traditional Folk
556169 1:00 Medium 120 USD $87.95  
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556167 1:04 Medium 120 USD $97.95  
Variation (Solo Guitar) - Folk, Traditional Folk
556170 1:35 Medium 120 USD $105.95  
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556165 0:31 Medium 120 USD $47.95  


LIVING WORLD - (by Dream Valley Music)  Year: 2015
Dream Valley Music Sweeping chords that glide among a landscape of natural sounds. A useful atmospheric bed for visuals such as environmental issues, ecology or the Natural World. Instrumental, Electronic, Dark Ambient
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Electronic, Dark Ambient
752582 3:42 No Tempo 114 USD $147.95  
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
752578 0:30 No Tempo USD $47.95  
60sec - Corporate, Corporate Ambient
752579 1:04 No Tempo 152 USD $95.95  
Variation (Underscore version) - Electronic, Drone music
752580 3:41 No Tempo 114 USD $147.95  


SPIRIT OF TIBET - (by A-P-M Productions)  Year: 2010
A-P-M Productions Tibetan drone, ancient sounding, very dramatic, usable in desert scenes or anything requiring an eerie, yet sophisticated feel. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
452145 2:29 Med Slow 100 USD $107.95  


GRANDMA'S PORCH - (by Eric Waters)  Year: 2013
Eric Waters A down-home real acoustic guitar & bass provide that honest, wholesome, country vibe that will make your productions shine with sincerity, & quaint nostalgia. Ideal for advertising, documentaries, cooking shows, film, & a wide range of other uses. It creates a sense of trust with the listener. Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Happy Music
605178 1:00 Very Fast 184 USD $79.95  
30sec - Country, Bluegrass
605184 0:30 Very Fast 184 USD $58.95  
Variation (56 second edit) - Folk, Traditional Folk
606177 0:56 Very Fast 184 USD $68.95  


CONSTANT LOVE (VICTORIA BLYTHE VOCAL) - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2007
Greg Beattie Constant love is a love based on the sweet, familiar, everyday happiness of being together. Perfect for the love of your life, who you don't tell often enough, on any occasion or no occasion. Beautiful folk ballad with Victoria Blythe backed by acoustic guitars, gorgeous viola solo and stand-up bass, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
452582 3:33 Slow 73 USD $138.95  
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
458544 3:33 Slow 72 USD $138.95  


DIXIE ACOUSTIC GUITAR 60 - (by David Harper)  Year: 2010
David Harper Dixie on 2 acoustic guitars. Nothing fancy... just a good ol' southern staple. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
424388 1:00 Med Slow 100 USD $72.95  


ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN V2 40 SECS - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2014
Annie McGee Country Gardens is an English folk tune - more commonly know as english country garden - whimisical piece played here on ukuleles English folk music 18th-century songs. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk
672853 0:41 Medium 114 USD $26.95  


THE TATTERED HOOD - (by David M Brown)  Year: 2016
David M Brown Tribal flute invoke ancient times and strumming guitar move you through the forest of the tune. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
788666 3:11 Med Slow 97 USD $118.95  


YANKEE DOODLE - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker Traditional instrumentation mixes with contemporary rhythms to create a patriotic rendition of this classic folk song; Great as background music for anything Americana: commercials, celebrations, programs, documentaries, films, or as lead in music for TV coverage of political conventions & parades. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
637600 1:41 Med Slow 90 USD $89.95  


WON'T BE HURT AGAIN - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2011
Steve Dafoe An Acoustic Powerful Pop Alternative Folk song! A person retreating from love as they have been hurt so much. Perfect for the bitter poignant parts of a Film on love gone wrong! Lyrically deals with Broken Hearts, Lies, Deception all in the name of romance. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
474476 3:14 Med Slow 93 USD $118.95  


WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker The traditional American folk song weaves in & out of this track with a twist; Useful in spaghetti westerns, Civil War documentaries, films, memory flashbacks, wars & battles, scenes of military going to war; Perfect as film opener, closer, credits, feature song, or underscore; Think Clint Eastwood. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (mellow, heroic tribute music) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
671404 3:00 Med Slow 90 USD $91.95  


A CANADIAN SNOW DAY - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2011
Mario Pompetti A easy listening track that reminds of the proverbial "small-Southern-one-stop-light-town" on a Sunday afternoon after church service where families and friends relax and enjoy each other's company. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
450049 3:47 Medium 120 USD $139.95  


RED RIVER VALLEY - (by MX47)  Year: 2013
MX47 Ethereal and haunting rendition of the traditional cowboy folk tune. A deeply expressive keyboard ensemble arrangement with background vocals reflects the fond heartfelt memories of the American pioneer experience. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
584019 4:20 Slow 72 USD $163.95  


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