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Appreciation on Classical
English Popular Songs
and Cultures
When you are tired with the popular music
which is monotonous and has a superficial
melody, and , can’t listen to classic music and
a quiet night when you are alone.
If you are seeking for a kind of music which
has high quality , and can meet your needs
and preferences, a music with a little romantic
and artistic, lovely, but not as strict as the
classical music.
• Perhaps, you should have a taste of blues.
• From Rock and Roll to Jazz, Rhythm and
Blues and Hip-Hop, every kind of pop music,
whether how you tracing to the source, it
comes to the same thing, the blues.
• Blues, which originated in the American
black people’s chants, shouting, labor
songs, is considered roots in the western
African. In the year of 2003, blues had its
100th birthday.
• Maybe we can regard it as a kind of
American folk music, so that we can divided
it from Jazz, country , pop and classical
• Jazz is an American musical art form
which originated around the beginning of
the 20th century in African American
communities in the Southern United States
from a confluence of African and European
music traditions.
Rock and roll
• Rock and roll is most typically played with
an electric guitar, an electric bass guitar, a
drum kit, and sometimes a piano or
Country music
• Country music is about tradition, yet its
simple form lends itself to endless
variations on similar themes. Like blues —
the two genres often shared themes,
melodies and songs — country is a simple
music at its core.
Folk music
• Folk music songs deal with almost every kind of
human activity. Folk music often expresses the
character of ethnic and social groups and
sometimes a nation. It is the music of the people.
A folk song can express political or religious
beliefs, tell a story or describe history, or just
provide amusement.
• Folk music is usually learned by listening rather
than by reading the notes or words. The music is
shared from person to person, from place to
place, and from generation to generation.
Folk Music
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Auld Lang Syne (Scottish folk song)
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld
lang syne,
• We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
• For auld lang syne.
We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine;
We've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin' auld lang syne.
We two hae paidled i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae
• Sin' auld lang syne.
• And here's a hand, my trusty
• And gie's a hand o' thine;
• We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
• For auld lang syne
Edelweiss (Austria folk song)
• Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you
• Small and white, clean
____and bright,
• You look happy to meet me.
• Blossom of snow, may you bloom
____ and grow,
• Bloom and ______forever,
• Edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my homeland
Red River Valley (Canadian Folk song)
• From this valley they say you are going
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our path for a while
Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
But remember the red river valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true
For a long time, my darling, I’ve waited
• For the sweet words you never would say.
• Now at alas, all my fond hopes would vanished,
• For they say that you are going away.
• Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
But remember the red river valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true