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My lyric and melody sources are given in list of German Songbooks and there is list of German CD's. This webpage is a member of the German Volks Musik Webring and German Corner Webring.
What is German Folk Music?
This question is dealt with exhaustively in my bible on the matter, namely Eine Geschichte der Folksmusik by Jürgen Frey/K. Siniveer. All sides of the conundrum are discussed here, but to make the matter simple (for myself, that is) I've made my own definition. Taking my lead from the Irish, the argument goes like this:
If I am a folk musician (the answer being an unquestionable "yes" in my simple BSE-ridden multi-year corned-beef-eater mind) then any song I sing is a folk song. Therefore any German song I choose to sing becomes a German folksong, if it's not one already. QED My case rests, M'Lud.
To be fair to myself, with two or three exceptions practically all the songs listed are indeed considered as folksongs in most songbooks that I possess. The exceptions are "Bummel-Petrus", "Dear Uncle Sam", "Lilli Marlen" (even if the Clancy Brothers have recorded it) and the Erich Kästner song, "Weihnachtslied, chemisch gereinigt".