Folk Songs


(coming soon)

Folk Song Resources

Recreational Songs — Published in 1949 by the General Music Committee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This volume contains many types of songs, including folk songs from various European countries and Hawaii, spirituals, pioneer songs, and western songs. Perhaps your parents or grandparents learned these songs as children!

  • See this page for the table of contents and links to resources for the individual songs.
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Sing Solfa — This site started as solfa (solfége) singing lessons and now includes folk songs and foreign language songs. It is run by Jessi Vandagriff, one of the contributors to By Study and Faith. She has added her favorite selections from Recreational Songs (from above) to her other favorite folk songs.

The AmblesideOnline folksong rotation — A thorough and well-regarded list of folk songs, the AmblesideOnline list contains many British and American folk songs including Christmas carols (By Study and Faith has opted to schedule Christmas carols with our hymn rotation).

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