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Journal: 19th-Century Music
19th-Century Music (2016) 40 (1): 20–46.
Published: 01 July 2016
... popularity (and the popularity of many other songs of this sort)—even to this day—remains considerable. The apparent, guileless sincerity of lamentation ballads develops from a resemblance to the lullaby, a genre evoking the tightest of all human bonds, that between the mother and child. These songs, too...