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Play Folk Music Topic Mash! - Scores
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
category Band, The category Bragg, Billy
category Campbell, Glen category Cohen, Leonard
category Gibson, Bob category Prine, John
category Van Zandt, Townes
Editors: agony, ralzzz, ertrum, kyleisalive Quiz Search:
1 New Christy Minstrels Alumni
The New Christy Minstrels was a popular and successful folk group between 1961 and 1971, reforming later in the seventies. Several notable singers and musicians have been part of the band. This quiz deals with some of them.
10 Q
Oct 22 09
312 plays
2 Folk Songs of the Fifties and Sixties
Questions about the artists and the songs of the folk music craze of the 1950s and 1960s. The information is from my collection of vinyl folk albums.
10 Q
Dec 16 07
3906 plays
3 Sixties and Seventies Folk Albums, Solo
I was going through some albums I bought when I was in college and shortly after graduating in 1970. Can you identify some of the artists or albums? Have fun.
10 Q
Jun 15 13
528 plays
4 Hootenanny: Famous Folk Singers
This is a quiz about old time folk singers. Some have left us, some are still around, but all have made important contributions to the world of folk music.
15 Q
Nov 19 08
1161 plays
5 Number One Folk Songs and Singers
Over the past fifty years folk artists have occasionally placed songs at the top of the US Billboard charts. This quiz is about these folk artists and songs.
10 Q
Jun 11 09
1323 plays
6 Anatomy of a Song: "The Fields of Athenry"
If you've ever attended a sporting event in the UK or Ireland, you may have heard this lovely song rising from the terraces. But how much do you know of the story? Another 'Anatomy' quiz, inspired by FussBudget.
10 Q
Mar 21 09
324 plays
7 Sailors' Songs and Sea Shanties
Most of my misspent youth was spent as a sailor in the US Navy. Sailors have always had their own songs - work songs, songs to pass the lonely hours at sea, and songs to boast about their deeds at sea. I hope you enjoy this quiz about their music.
10 Q
Jan 02 09
462 plays
8 Folk Song Hootenanny
As folk songs vary widely from one place to another (that's why they are what they are!), I'll rely on the most common versions. These songs are from the 'classics' of folk.
10 Q
Aug 19 01
1872 plays
9 1960s Folk Music Revival
Rock and roll had some competition in the ‘60s. How much do you know about the times that were a-changin’?
10 Q
Jan 20 10
906 plays
10 Blues Run The Game
Passing through the lyrics of his folk classic "Blues Run The Game", you are invited to pay tribute to the life and music of Jackson C. Frank - the most famous 60s folksinger that no one has ever heard of.
10 Q
Apr 08 08
225 plays
11 Bluegrass Banter
When I was about thirty-five I heard my first bluegrass music and I fell madly in love. Here are some of the people with whom I fell I love.
10 Q
Oct 07 13
183 plays
12 Sixties Folk Albums, Duets and Groups
People seemed to enjoy the Singles Folk Album quiz, so I hope you like this one as well. Have fun.
10 Q
Nov 01 13
477 plays
13 Just Plain Folks
There was more to the folk music revival of the early '60s than The Rooftop Singers so time to pick up the ol' axe, strum a few chords and see how well you know your folks.
10 Q
May 25 04
1119 plays
14 Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore
"Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore" is Quiz Number 5 of a series based on my teammates' names. They volunteered to be my guinea pigs. I volunteered to "experiment" on them! (Bwaa-haa-haaa!) Hope you enjoy this series!
10 Q
Jul 30 13
264 plays
15 Folk Goes Electric
In the wake of The Byrds' version of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" a lot of acoustical folk-music was recorded in electric settings and folk-rock was born. Here's a few other fine examples in folk-rock and beyond.
10 Q
Sep 24 05
843 plays
16 Folk Duos of the '60s
See how many of these popular musical duos you recognize from the folk revival of the early 1960s.
10 Q
Jan 16 06
1491 plays
17 Anatomy of a Song - "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at"
This Yorkshire dialect song, considered to be the "Yorkshire Anthem", is sung in many places. It was always the most popular song at the many Beer Festivals that I attended during my younger days. How much do you know about it?
10 Q
Jan 29 13
138 plays
18 Anatomy of a Song: "One Tin Soldier"
"One Tin Soldier" is an anti-war song from the Vietnam War era. See how much you know about it!
10 Q
Nov 25 08
456 plays
19 American Folk Music
Gadzooks Daddy-o, time for a folk music quiz.
10 Q
Oct 27 03
1419 plays
20 Fo'c'sle and Halyards and Capstan...oh, my!
Here is a quiz on a variety of chanteys for a variety of purposes, in addition to ballads and fo'c'sle songs and all manner of sea music. I'll give you a line or two of the song, and you give me the name of the song.
10 Q
Jun 23 04
387 plays
21 A Man Named Charlie ...
Many years ago, a campaign song became a major hit record. This quiz is about that song, and poor Charlie and the MTA.
10 Q
Oct 02 05
480 plays
22 British Folk Rock Music
Do you know the difference between Donovan and Dylan, Fairport Convention and Fairfield Parlour? If the answer is yes, slip your clogs off and try these 10 questions. Good luck!
10 Q
Feb 26 04
990 plays
23 Big Rock Candy Mountain
The children's song of today has changed considerably since it was first recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928. All questions have been taken from the 1949 Burl Ives version of the song.
10 Q
May 28 10
252 plays
24 Names in Traditional Songs
Many of the popular traditional and folk songs have a proper name in the title -- here is your chance to show just how well you remember these classic songs.
10 Q
Oct 30 06
1833 plays
25 The Old Gray Mare
This is a mixed questions quiz about the enduring and well-known folk song 'The Old Gray Mare'. Have fun!
10 Q
Mar 16 13
219 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* Where did this lyric come from? 'I spent my last hundred dollars on that iron gray mare'
* Where did this sad line come from? 'Oh I feel so breakup, I wanna go home'
* From which song did this line come? 'I asked my love to go with me, to take a walk, a little way'
* Which of these songs did this lament come from? 'Bury me beneath the _________' ?
* Where did this ending line come from? 'I hang my head and mournful cry'

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