Folk music has a rich history with love songs. Whether you are looking for a subtle tune with romantic undertones or sweet love ballad, you will find it somewhere in the genre of folk music. Check out the list below for some of the loveliest romantic folk music songs to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
"5 Years Time" was released on Oct. 22, 2007. The song is first single from the band's debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down. The song is about a person wondering where their relationship will be in five years, with fantasies ranging from rather silly to brutally honest. “5 Years Time” is a nice combination of sweet and cynical, making it a good choice for those wanting a pleasant tune with a bit of honesty.
“Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there/With silver brackets on her wrists and flowers in her hair/she walked up me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns/come in she said I’ll give you shelter from the storm, ” Dylan crooned on the fifth verse of “Shelter from the Strom.” While the song is not a conventional love song, it is fairly romantic in a number of ways. While the exact meaning of the lyrics have been debated for many years, the song seems to involve a person looking back on a relationship and reflecting what another person has done for them and possibly not being able to fully appreciate it until it’s gone.
"Laugh until we think we’ll die/Barefoot on a summer night/Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you, ” Alex Ebert and Jane Castrinos sing on the band’s 2010 single, "Home." The song is said to be about Ebert and Castrinos’ relationship. While the couple is no longer together and Castrinos’ has since left the group, the songs take on the sweeter moments of a romance make it a lovely edition to a Valentine’s Day playlist.
"I’ll be so alone without you/Maybe you’ll be lovesome too—and blue, ” Ben Taylor sings on his cover version of the classic song, “You Belong to Me.” While the song has been covered by an artist in nearly every possible genre, it has been performed by a number of folk artists, including Taylor and Bob Dylan. Written by Clinton Price, Pee Wee King, and Redd Stewart in 1952, the song was first released by Sue Thompson.
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