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Blues

Definition

The Blues is music of African-American origin which features a repeated 12-bar pattern and employs lyrics which focus upon the harsh realities of negro life.

[n] a type of folk song that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
[n] an informal term for a state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"

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