A Punjabi folk: Latthey Di Chaadar
(image taken from track cover by Hari & Sukhmani)
As many times a new rendition is made, a folk song is 'reborn', in flavor of an environment that the artist lives and creates. (I have three versions of the song, each different in lyrics and soul 😀) That is the essence of the folk - it's democratic, and real. Democratic, because you can change it, real because it's earthy, and the life it depicts is flawed.
The latter is also a difference between 'folk' and 'sufi'. For example, this song celebrates imperfect love, while Sufi celebrates the ideal and the abstract.
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