Dutch Folksong Tradition

Dutch Folksong Tradition (HM1ZVV)

Location: Kutztown, PA 19530 Berks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 31.091', W 75° 46.972'

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The Dutch Country, like the rest of singinging [sic] America, has a two-fold folksong tradition: secular & religious. The Pennsylvania Spiritual is an original contribution to American hymns. Of the two folksong traditions the most important in Dutchland is the religious.
The secular folksong, apart from the ballad, was most commonly sung at the schnitzing party, where the courting youth gathered, & in the crossroads store-tavern, where the Dutch farmers stopped for schnapps. The ballad tradition belonged to the grandmothers, who sang the murder & gallows songs to warn the youngsters against the sins of the world.
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 433682 N 4485567
Decimal Degrees40.51818333, -75.78286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.091', W 75° 46.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 5.46" N, 75° 46' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cemetery Ln, Kutztown PA 19530, US
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