There is no greater default explanation for the world's violent mysteries than the old "mob did it" folk song.
But mostly it was just, How do you play a folk song individually?
folk song has no conventional plot at all, no characters to speak of.
The melodies delighted him, and when the singer began a folk song which Greta had taught him, Erik began to sing with her.
The riddles of Samson also come under the head of folk song.
M. Fertiault, living among the peasants and loving them, had absorbed all that of which the folk song is born.
So we see that a frottola is practically a folk song artistically treated.
Incidentally, I may say the same of music having its roots in the other peculiarities of folk song.
One may say, virtually, that in fitting words to these tunes, he reproduced in English the rhythms of Irish folk song.
Of these the folk song, and the troubadour lyrics had some musical figure, out of which a clear form might have been developed.