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A work song is a typically acoustic rhythmic song sung by persons who are working in likely mundane conditions. The work song is probably intended to reduce feelings of boredom and to increase feelings of euphoria. Rhythms of work songs also serve to synchronize physical movement in a gang. During slavery times, work songs were madeup and sang different each time. They were also used by slaves to help create a feeling of familiarity and connection.

The origin of many American work songs comes from African slaves.

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