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-:''"We must remember the 'underground' of the [[ballad]] singer and the [[fairground]] which handed on traditions to the nineteenth century (to the [[music hall]], or [[Charles Dickens|Dickens]]' circus folk or [[Thomas Hardy|Hardy]]'s pedlars and showmen); for in these ways the 'inarticulate' [masses of people] ''conserve certain values - a spontaneity and capacity for enjoyment and mutual loyalties - despite the inhibiting pressures of magistrates, mill-owners, and [[Methodism|Methodists]]."'' --[[E.P. Thompson]] in 1963, in his ''The Making of the [[England|English]] [[Working class|Working Class]]'+:''[[murder ballad]]
-A '''ballad''' is a story, usually a [[narrative poetry|narrative]] or [[poem]], in a [[song]]. Any story form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. It usually has foreshortened, alternating four stress lines ("[[ballad meter]]") and simple repeating [[rhyme]]s, often with a refrain. +
-If it is based on political or religious theme, a ballad may be a [[hymn]]. It should not be confused with the [[ballade]], a 14th and 15th century French verse form.{{GFDL}}+A '''ballad''' is a [[story]], usually a [[narrative poetry|narrative]] or [[poem]], in a [[song]]. Any story form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. It usually has foreshortened, alternating four stress lines ("[[ballad meter]]") and simple repeating [[rhyme]]s, often with a refrain.
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 +If it is based on political or religious theme, a ballad may be a [[hymn]]. It should not be confused with the [[ballade]], a 14th and 15th century French verse form.
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 +== Music ==
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 +===Examples===
 +Famous [[traditional pop]] and [[jazz standard]] ballads include:
 +* "[[Over the Rainbow]]" – [[Harold Arlen]]
 +* "[[Body and Soul (song)|Body and Soul]]" – [[Johnny Green]]
 +* "[[Misty (song)|Misty]]" – [[Erroll Garner]]
 +* "[[The Man I Love (song)|The Man I Love]]" – [[George Gershwin]]
 +* "[[My Funny Valentine]]" – [[Rodgers and Hart]]
 +* "[[God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday song)|God Bless the Child]]" – [[Billie Holiday]]
 +* "[[Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye]]" – [[Cole Porter]]
 +* "[[Naima]]" – [[John Coltrane]] (an instrumental ballad)
 +* "[[Lush Life (song)|Lush Life]]" – [[Billy Strayhorn]]
 +* "[[In a Sentimental Mood]]" – [[Duke Ellington]]
 +* "[['Round Midnight (song)|'Round Midnight]]" – [[Thelonious Monk]]
 +* "[[Always (song)|Always]]" - [[Irving Berlin]]
 +{{GFDL}}

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A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. Any story form may be told as a ballad, such as historical accounts or fairy tales in verse form. It usually has foreshortened, alternating four stress lines ("ballad meter") and simple repeating rhymes, often with a refrain.

If it is based on political or religious theme, a ballad may be a hymn. It should not be confused with the ballade, a 14th and 15th century French verse form.

Music

Examples

Famous traditional pop and jazz standard ballads include:




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