a folk song sung by workers, with a rhythm like that of their work.
Who Wrote The Alphabet Song?Whether you learned your ABCs while hanging out with the gang from Sesame Street, from someone in your family, or you were schooled in everything from A to Z in kindergarten, you probably learned the alphabet with the help of the alphabet song ...
Origin of work song
First recorded in 1920–25
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Contemporaneously with the work-song, the cult-song makes its appearance.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt