Folk songs, which are common products of the people, are among the most beautiful examples of oral literature that passes from mouth to mouth and transferred from generation to generation. Topics such as love, longing, expatriate, nature, pain, death, heroism and daily life are described in folk songs. Burdur and its districts being the center; Acıpayam, Serinhisar and Çameli districts of Denizli Province; The part of Muğla province up to Fethiye and Köyceğiz; Korkuteli, Elmalı and its surroundings in Antalya province; Dinar, Dazkırı, Başmakçı surroundings of the city of Afyon are the places where the Teke Region culture is seen and lived. Local people, music, dance, medium play and stories, food, architecture, agriculture, crafts, etc. they learned from their ancestors and their surroundings. He passed on the traditions and customs in his life to the next generation and continues to transfer them. The aim of the study is to examine the place of women in the Teke region folk songs, how they reflect their feelings as melodies, and how they are concerned with the female identity of folk songs. In this context, 333 Teke Region folk songs, including 95 Burdur, 46 Isparta, 84 Denizli, 53 Antalya, 21 Afyon-Dinar, 34 Muğla-Fethiye songs, recorded in the TRT Turkish Folk Music repertoire; the names of women, the woman as the source person, the analogies made to the woman, women's clothing and accessories were examined in the context of the form of address and expression in the folk songs (male mouthed) dedicated to the woman.
Teke Region, Folk Songs, Woman