A ballad is a narrative poem, usually set to music; thus, it often is a story told in a song.
This is the ballad of a dead solider.
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The ballad is the story of something or someone told in the form of a song (musical story)
1 : Julia's adventure is awesome let's do a song about it
2 : "The ballad of Julia's adventure" :)
1 : it's gonna be an online hit in no time
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The kind of singing mostly used by Europeans during the Eurovision Song Contest to annoy the audience.
Oh no, not another damn ballad!
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A wide variety of African American verbal games involving ritual insult, competition, innuendo, parody, and other forms of loaded expression.
The Monkey and the Lion
Got to talking one day.
Monkey looked down and said, Lion,
I hear you's king in every way.
by Kimberly Vaught July 8, 2004
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an album or other compilation of overly sentimental or romantic songs.
Once upon a time, Aerosmith was a real hard rock band. But since the 1990s, they've just been putting out album after album of ballad salads.
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An emotional hard rock/heavy metal song, often with a slow tempo, dramatic sung vocals, and many instruments, including acoustic ones and synthesizers. Power ballads usually start soft, then heaviness builds up with drums and heavy electric guitars.
In the eighties, almost every metal band had its power ballad.
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Written by Joss Whedon and performed by Sonny Rhodes, it is also known as the Theme to Firefly. Firefly was a woefully short-lived series on the Fox television station. It was a sci-fi western and the opening theme conveyed the main hero and protagonist of the show; a hardened war veteran named Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds. The song has been covered by a band called The Henry Kaiser Band and can be heard in the closing title music of Firefly's movie adaption, Serenity. The theme is also used as the chorus to filk band Escape Key in their Firefly tribute entitled Mal's Song.
Lyrics for The Ballad of Serenity.

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me
by Aaron Hurd March 23, 2007
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