Posts Tagged: folkcorn

From the earworm deconstruction department

De ruiter en het meisje Here’s a very long version. Mine is from Folkcorn, slightly distorted by singing it from memory uncountable times. Folkcorn says on their website that it was assembled by B.W.E. Deurman from fragments scattered across all of the Netherlands. Now that’s a folk process I like! (A search for this person’s

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From the earworm deconstruction department

Ik zou d’r van dezen avond Here is Folkcorn singing it much more slowly than I learned it (I think from ‘t Kliekske) and with small variants in the words. I find that I don’t have much to say about it, it can speak for itself very well, so I’ll leave it here for your

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From the earworm deconstruction department

Schoon Elselijn Hard on the heels of the previous one, because deconstructing an earworm tends to make it go away. This is a Dutchified version of a German song from about 1550. I found only this (incomplete) version of the German one, possibly copied from someone’s thesis (which I also found, stating that this was

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From the earworm deconstruction department

In Oostenrijk daar staat een huis This is from a Folkcorn record, format-shifted four times (tape, CD, computer, phone), turned up in shuffle this morning when I was cycling to the pool with music in my ears. I’m using the words I actually hear them singing rather than what is on their own website– either

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