Filksongs

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed Sep 1 16:11:26 EDT 2004


JOdel wrote:

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

I think if it'd've been Yiddish those in the SF community who know Yiddish
would've said so pretty loud and clear, and they never have that I've ever
encountered.

Minnow



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