5 Folk Music Love Songs That Will Make Your Heart Swoon

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Folk music has a way of speaking to the soul. The 5 love songs we’ve compiled will make your heart swoon.


We all know that folk music is the perfect genre for a romantic evening. The soft, acoustic sounds are perfect for setting the mood, and the lyrics often capture the emotions of love perfectly.

If you’re looking for the perfect folk song to set the mood on your next date night, look no further than these five classics. from Simon and Garfunkel to Bob Dylan, these tunes are sure to make your heart swoon.

“She Moved Through the Fair”

She Moved Through the Fair is a traditional Irish ballad that tells the story of a young woman who is visited by the ghost of her dead lover. The song is thought to date back to the 19th century, and it has been covered by many artists over the years.

The most famous rendition of the song is probably the one by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan, which was released in 1967. However, there have been many other excellent versions of the song over the years, including ones by Anne Murray, Loreena McKennitt, and Mary Black.

If you’re looking for a beautiful and heartbreaking love song from the folk genre, She Moved Through the Fair is definitely one that you’ll want to check out.

“The Water Is Wide”

“The Water Is Wide” is a traditional Scottish folk song that has been adapted and performed by a number of artists over the years. The song is about a lovers’ parted ways, with the woman going to live on the other side of a river. Though the water is wide, the lovers are committed to finding their way back to each other.

This song has been recorded by many artists, including Emmylou Harris, Simon & Garfunkel, and Nickel Creek. The lyrics and melody are simple, but the emotions conveyed in the song are powerful and sure to make your heart swoon.

“Black Is the Color”

“Black Is the Color” is a traditional American folk song first recorded by Carl Sandburg. The song describes a young woman’s love for a man who is leaving her to go to war.

The song has been recorded by many artists including Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris. It has also been adapted into other genres including jazz and country.

The lyrics of the song are simple and beautiful, making it a perfect choice for a romantic moment. If you’re looking for a folk song that will make your heart swoon, “Black Is the Color” is a great choice.

“I Will Always Love You”

The song was written and recorded in 1974 by American singer-songwriter Whitney Houston. The song was originally released as a single in 1992, and was later included on the soundtrack to the film The Bodyguard (1992). The song is considered one of Houston’s signature songs. Additionally, it is one of the best-selling singles of all time, with sales of over 20 million copies worldwide.

“I Will Always Love You” received positive reviews from music critics, who praised Houston’s vocal performance and called the song one of the best ballads of all time. The song won several awards, including two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It was also nominated for three other Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. “I Will Always Love You” was certified diamond in Australia (10× platinum), Canada (10× platinum), Italy (5× platinum), United Kingdom (6× platinum) and United States (20× platinum).

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