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American folk music provided a great way of recording American experiences in farms, ranches, churches, schoolyards, cities, clubs, and prisons. Folk musicians sought to describe their lives through folk music. Folk music incorporated cowboy ballads, work songs, church choir songs, patriotic songs, field holler, blues, and other songs that expressed traditional values and forms (“Folk Music and Song”, n.pag.). While a major number of traditional folk songs were oral many collectors made journeys into several areas so as to record as many folk songs as possible. It had been soon realized that if such efforts were not made, American folk music was under the danger of being lost. Since folk music is considered to be an important aspect of culture, thus the preservation of traditional American folk music was considered imperative so as to maintain the culturally rich American music.