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Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka

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HOPELESSLY MIDWESTERN
STRIP POLKA
THE MAN BEHIND THE ARMOR PLATED DESK


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Rabbi-Sol 21 Jul 04 - 05:10 PM
Sorcha 21 Jul 04 - 06:17 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 04 - 06:41 PM
Rabbi-Sol 21 Jul 04 - 10:29 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 04 - 10:54 PM
Sorcha 21 Jul 04 - 11:00 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jul 04 - 11:40 PM
GUEST 14 Sep 04 - 12:25 AM
GUEST,Bob van West 15 Mar 05 - 05:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 05:10 PM

Although the melody to this tune is quite well known, I have heard words sung to it as well. However, I only remember the last line. It goes "Everybody has the mania, to do the polka from Pennsylvania".
If anybody has the complete song lyrics, please post them here. Thank You.                                           SOL ZELLER


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Subject: Lyr Add: Pennsylvania Polka
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 06:17 PM

Here you go, Sol.

The Pennsylvania Polka

Strike up the music
The band has begun
The Pennsylvania Polka
Pick out your partner
And Join in the fun
The Pennsylvania Polka
It started in Scranton
It's now Number one
It's fun to entertain ya
Everybody has a mania
To do the polka from Pennsylvania

While they're dancin
Everybody's cares are quickly gone
Sweet romancing
This goes on and on
Until the dawn
They're so carefree
Gay with laughter
Happy as can be
They stop to have a beer
Then the crowd begins to cheer
They kiss, and then
They start to dance again

http://www.ladyofspain.com/Pennsylvaniapolka.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 06:41 PM

I saw the thread name and thought, Hey, everybody knows that:
    Rat-da, da, rat-da, da, Rat-da-da-da,
    The Pennsylvania Polka
    Rat-da, da, rat-da, da, Rat-da-da-da,
    The Pennsylvania Polka
    Ra-da-da-da, da-da
    Ra-da-da-da, da-da
    The Pennsylvania Polka.
Did I get the words right, huh?
-Joe Offer, one-time Milwaukeean-
(who thus thinks he knows every polka ever written)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 10:29 PM

Do we know who the author of the lyrics is ? SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 10:54 PM

I meant to post that, Sol - it's by Lester Lee and Zeke Manners, published in 1942. Recorded by the Andrews Sisters, among others.
I checked the lyrics in my Hal Leonard fakebook - only difference from above is "It's bound to entertain ya."

...and it's one polka that isn't very popular in Milwaukee.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 11:00 PM

Funny, Joe!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 11:40 PM

People take polka very seriously in Milwaukee, Sorcha. My borhter the agent says even punk bands in Milwaukee do polkas - or else they can't get wedding gigs.

And no, they do not acknowledge that polkas are done elsewhere in the United States, not even in Cleveland or Pennsylvania, or even Hamtramck. They seem to think it's OK that Lawrence Welk does polkas, though.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 04 - 12:25 AM

:) And it seems to be the same in PA, where we seem to not acknowledge polka's from elsewhere
-Devina


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pennsylvania Polka
From: GUEST,Bob van West
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 05:11 PM

Hey we do polka out here on the west coast too. Thank you for the lyrics Sorcha. I was looking for them to adapt to a square dance version of the Pennsylvania Polka.
Squarely Yours,
Bob


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