Zinka and Deep Secret

Katarina Hjärpe head_overheels at hotmail.com
Sat May 3 06:40:33 EDT 2003

>And one more question from someone who has never had the opportunity to go
>to a con and is very ignorant about these things - what is filking? Please,

Filking is fan-made songs, usually but not always to other people's music. 
For example, if I were to write a song to the tune of "We Will Rock You" 
calling it "Chrestomanci" (with the chorus "Chrest-o-Chrestomanci", of 
course *g*) that would be a filk.

I suppose it could be argued that professional singers filk too – "Hello 
Muddah Hello Faddah" could be filking of Ponchielli for example – but that's 
not how the word tends to be used.


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