Filksongs

JOdel at aol.com JOdel at aol.com
Wed Sep 1 13:15:28 EDT 2004


> Filk *was* a typo, or so the legend has it, in a programme book for 
> ascience fiction convention some time in the early fifties. 
> 

Quite possibly. The term went mainstream with the comic Allen Sherman whose 
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah," to the tune of Dance of the Hours (I think) was 
refered to as such in mainstream media. I was left wioth the impression that it 
was a Yiddish term.
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