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I Need some POLKAS

Posted by David M. on Monday, July 20, 2009

We're playing at a dance for a wedding in the Amana Colonies ( ) on Aug. 22nd and we'd like to have a POLKA or two handy.  Our bass player will play accordian on it.  I only know 2 that I can recall:  Jenny Lind Polka; John Ryan's Polka.  Hopefully I can learn another couple before the dance.  I barely know Jenny Lind and usually only play it if it's called out at a dance or jam I'm playing.  Seems I may have played Monroe's Heel and Toe Polka in the past, but can't recall it.

Anyone play good (preferably German sounding) polkas that could share suggestions and MP3's?  I appreciate it!  This'll be a fun dance.  Don't know who the caller is, though.


7 comments on “I Need some POLKAS”

Cyndy Says:
Monday, July 20, 2009 @6:52:20 AM

Vivian Williams' FIDDLE TUNE REPERTOIRE BUILDER PACKET 110 has a bunch of polkas: Atkins Polka, Clarinet Polka, Flannigan's Polka, Grandfathers Polka, Helena Polka, Red River Cart Polka, Canadian Heel & Toe Polka, Jenny Lind Polka

Here's the URL for more info:


David M. Says:
Monday, July 20, 2009 @7:12:21 AM

The "Red Hills Polka" that on the MP3's here in the media archive is super. I love Bob Holt's fiddling and I guess it's a tune of his.

mudbug Says:
Monday, July 20, 2009 @10:34:48 AM

When I was a teenager in the 1960's, I played in a wedding band. There was a large Polish population in my town, and the two polkas that I remembwer were "The Beer Barrel Polka ( Roll Out the Barrel)" and " Oh, I Don't Want Her, You Can Have Her, She's Too Fat For Me, Hey " although I don't know if it's politically correct anymore!

David M. Says:
Monday, July 20, 2009 @11:08:00 AM

MudBug, probably not ;-) I remembered at lunch today that Joys of Quebec is a polka, so there's another one I know. Art Stamper has a good one called Barn Dance Polka that our guitar player reminded me of. Might try that one soon.

Swing Says:
Monday, July 20, 2009 @12:56:26 PM

Pensylvania Polka, Winter Flower, Red River Cart, Country Serenade, Jean Synder's Foxtrot

That will keep you busy for a couple of days,

Play Happy

bj Says:
Monday, July 20, 2009 @3:52:09 PM

Poke through the Jehile Kirkhuff files. I know there are at least 8 or 9 that are named as polkas, and probably a bunch more that are but aren't obvious about it.

And then, coicidentally, I started this thread yesterday:

peerke112 Says:
Monday, July 20, 2009 @4:31:26 PM

Hi David

I have 77 polka's to choose from.....

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