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work song

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noun
  1. a folk song sung by workers, with a rhythm like that of their work.

Origin of work song

First recorded in 1920–25
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Historical Examples

  • Contemporaneously with the work-song, the cult-song makes its appearance.

    Elements of Folk Psychology

    Wilhelm Wundt