The Filk Primary Source List

invented and largely filled by Michael McAfee - the punk filker - and turned into web pages by Chris "The Magician" O'Shea -

Michael says "Here is a list of original sources of filk songs. These are songs I've heard or seen parodied at filksings, on the net, and elsewhere. I apologize if my attributions aren't complete, but not all information is easily found."

Orignally posted to the Usenet group back in the mists of time (21st February 1997), Several people have already posted updates to the group and these have been added to the original list. Initials of the posters of the additional updates are next to each entry they added to, and a credits list is given at the bottom of the last page of this list.

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[Add/Correct an Entry] [Credits]


A-Tisket A-TasketElla Fitzgerald and Van Alexander
Abraham Martin and JohnDion
Achy Breaky HeartBilly Ray Cyrus
Acts of CreationCat Faber
The Addams Family Lyrics and music by Vic Mizzy (MC)
Adeste FidelesF. Oakeley and J. Reading - Old traditional Latin RC church Christmas hymn. (MC)
All Along the WatchtowerBob Dylan
All I Want for ChristmasDon Gardner
All of Me<? >
All Shook UpElvis Presley
All Through the Nighttraditional Welsh "Ar Hyd Y Nos" (MC)
AllentownBilly Joel
Alone Again NaturallyGilbert O'Sullivan
Along Came Jonesthe Coasters
Always on My MindElvis Presley
Amazing GraceJohn Newton
American Madethe Oak Ridge Boys
American PieDon MacLean
Angry Young ManBilly Joel
The Animaniacs Theme SongAnimaniacs
Annie's SongJohn Denver
Arabian Nightsmusic Alan Menken, lyrics Howard Ashman (Aladdin) (COS)
Armor Hot Dogs Armor Hot Dogs commercial
Army Air Corps SongCrawford
Army Life<? >
Ash Grove (Llwyn On)traditional
An Asteroid Named Rest StopWritten by Julia Ecklar and Leslie Fish. (MC)
Away in a Mangertraditional


Babylon is FallenW. E. Chute
Bad Moon RisingCreedence Clearwater Revival
The Ballad of John and Yoko Written by John Lennon. (the Beatles) (MC)
BambooDave van Ronk
The Banana Boat SongHarry Belafonte
Band on the RunWritten (AFAIK) by Paul McCartney. (Wing) (MC)
The Band Played Waltzing MatildaEric Bogle
Banned From ArgoLeslie Fish
Barbara Allentraditional
Barrett's PrivateersStan Rogers
Battle Hymn of the RepublicJulia Ward Howe
The Battle of New OrleansJohnny Horton
Be Our Guestmusic Alan Menken, lyrics Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast) (COS)
Be PreparedTom Lehrer
Beauty and the Beastmusic Alan Menken, lyrics Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast) (COS)
Bedlam Boystraditional
Beep Beepthe Playmates
Beer Barrel PolkaLawrence Welk
Better ManPearl Jam
The Beverly Hillbillies Theme SongWritten by Paul Henning (op. cit.). (MC)
Bibbety Bobbety BooCinderella
Bicycle Built for TwoHarry Dacre
Big Bad JohnJimmy Dean
Big Blue FrogPeter, Paul and Mary
Big Italian RoseFred Small
Big SpenderColeman and Fields
Big Yellow TaxiJoni Mitchell
Billy Boytraditional
"The 'Birds Of Prey' March"lyrics by Rudyard Kipling, tune by Fish. (MC)
Black Powder and AlcoholLeslie Fish
Black UnicornHeather Alexander
Black Widows in the PrivyHeather Rose Jones
Blow the Man Downtraditional
Blowing in the WindBob Dylan
Blue FlameValerie Housden (VH, MC)
Blue Jay Waywritten by George Harrison (the Beatles) (MC)
Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins
Bohemian RhapsodyQueen
Bonny Ship the Diamondtraditional
Boris the Spiderthe Who
Born FreeRoger Williams
Both Sides NowJudy Collins
The BoxerSimon and Garfunkel
A Boy and His FrogTom Smith
The Brady Bunch Theme SongWritten by Sherwood Schwartz & Frank DeVol. (MC)
Breakin' Up Is Hard to DoNeil Sedaka
Bring It DownLeslie Fish
Bring Me a StarCynthia McQuillin
Burden of the CrownDerek Foster (aka Baldwin Of Erebor in SCA) (MC)

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