This is not a real composer; it is a credit given for any piece of music where the songwriter is not known and the music has been handed down - usually by rote (word of mouth / copying the music by ear). It is a common credit in music such as blues, folk, jazz, world, and rock (to a lesser extent).
Common abbreviations for this credit are 'Trad' and 'Trad.' or any language variation thereof.
NOTE: If the writer credit…
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