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Acadia December 7th, 2007 06:45 AM

Not modern songs, but folk songs. I was watching a game show with a friend last night and they asked a question about Oh! Susanna. To get the correct answer the woman had to fill in part of the lyrics, the name "Susanna", and she couldn't do it! She had no idea.

That started us thinking about songs with names in them. So far we thought of (from songs that we know the words to, anyway)

Susanna - Oh! Susanna
Clementine - Oh My Darling Clementine
Rose - My Wild Irish Rose, The Yellow Rose of Texas
Molly - Molly Malone
Matilda - Waltzing Matilda
Dinah - I've Been Working on the Railroad
Danny - Danny Boy

As you can see, we thought of a LOT more girls' names than boys' names. Are there any obvious ones we're just not thinking of? Or some that you gals in other countries know?


CameraLinds December 7th, 2007 01:07 PM

Here's links....to where the below names I found came from. I have never heart of most of these songs, but there are cool names!! Hope this helps Lauren!

http://www.pdmusic.org/folk.html

http://www.contemplator.com/america/

http://www.americanfolklore.net/american-folksongs.html

http://www.melodylane.net/folk.html

http://www.trussel.com/bti/asm.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...can_folk_songs

http://theband.hiof.no/albums/drews_famous...folk_songs.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Child_Ballads

GIRLS
Polly
Hannah
Shenandoah
Barbara
Margaret
Nelly
Alice
Annie
Laurie
Lea
Erin
Ally
Bonnie
Lizzie
Lindsay
Lucy
Norah
Molly
Sally
Katy
Lilly
Roaslie
Evelina
Mary
Kathleen
Rosie
Rosebud
Rose
Betsy
Casey
Eliza
Lee
Lorena
Nancy
Eileen
June
Bailey
Megan
Rowan
Pearl
Maggie
Willow
Liza
Jane
Susie
Lou
Cindy
Virginia
Rhody
Jennie
Naomi
Pat
Anna
Grace
Peggy
Ellen
Alison
Elanor
Marian
Diamond
Isabel
Jean
Katharine/Katharyn
Quinn
Cherry
Sonora
Irene
Cory
Corrina
Aura

BOYS
Dan
Howard
Joe
Thomas
Lou
Lee
Franklin
Michael
Casey
Jack
George
Rowan
William
Earl
Lionel
Henry
Peter
Gray
Jesse
James
John
Frankie
Johnny
Edward
Brennan
Charlie
Rendal
Paul
Garry
Billy
Maxwell
Randall
Stuart
Robin
Percy
Robery
Richie
Tanner
Arthur
Judas
Scott
Douglas
Graham
Quinn
Christopher
Chase
CHevy
Patrick
Adam
Andrew
Dale
Allen
Aaron
Wade
Jacob
Cory
Bernard
Napoleon
Peter Parker (Maybe this is were he got the name for spiderman?)

Acadia December 7th, 2007 01:40 PM

Wow Lindsey I'm sure I've never heard most of those! But that's quite a list. I didn't think I'd find so many. :lol:

The Peter Parker one is odd ... maybe it IS where they got Spiderman's name. :unsure: But cool!

Melanie. December 7th, 2007 04:08 PM

Well, duh Lauren. I don't like folk music! :lol:

The only one I really love is Elise and that's from A Letter To Elise by The Cure. Great song, great band, and great name!

RahRah December 7th, 2007 07:28 PM

Not a folk song, and off topic, but I was named after the Fleetwood Mac song Sarah!

BeckyK December 7th, 2007 09:32 PM

They aren't folk songs but I always think of Cecilia and Caroline (Sweet Caroline...)

Miracle December 8th, 2007 04:23 PM

I love the name Elise. :wub:

hettyhoo December 9th, 2007 12:46 PM

Not a folk song but the name Delilah from the plain white tees comes to mind :inlove:


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