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Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?

Ranks 11 Jul 01 - 07:03 AM
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Subject: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Ranks
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 07:03 AM

Hello,

has anybody got the full lyrics of Who stole the Kishka, as sund by Frankie Yankovic for example. The Brave Combo sings a version but omits a verse including some jewish,which I do not understand in Yankovics Version.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHO STOLE THE KISHKA?
From: IanC
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 07:34 AM

Ranks

WHO STOLE THE KISHKA
(Trad.)

Someone stole the kishka
Someone stole the kishka
Who stole the kishka,
from the butcher's shop?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Someone call the cops!

Fat and round and firmly packed
It was hanging on the rack
Someone stole the kishka
When I turned my back
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Someone bring it back!

Someone stole the kishka
Someone stole the kishka
Who stole the kishka,
from the butcher shop?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Someone call the cops!

Yusef found the kishka
Yusef found the kishka
Yusef found the kishka
And he hung it on the rack.
He found the kishka
He found the kishka
He found the kishka
Yusef brought it back
Heeeeeyyyyyyyy
Hey!
huh-huh-huh-huh

Cheers!
Ian

From here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 07:46 AM

Ian,

Thats The Brave Combo's version which Ranks says he's familiar with.

Mind you, on a search for the Frankie Yankovic version, I came up with the same lyrics...

Ranks, can you give us a few words from your 'missing' verse as a clue?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: IanC
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 08:08 AM

Yeah, sorry!

Didn't read the thread completely before rushing off and getting it. BTW, Joe Offer was asking for this in the Kishmul's Galley thread and no-one seems to have posted it until now.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Ranks
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 08:24 AM

Thank you so far. This is the versie I am looking for (questionable Words in Brackets how I understood them)

You cank take my (shinka),, take my (fine Kilbassy), you can take my (pridovie),,., but don`t you take my Kishka.

Thanks, Ranks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: GUEST,Seth from China
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 12:02 PM

THanks for posting the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. I didn't know that anyone had ever heard it but me, but then Frankie ruled on the west side of Cleveland when I was growing up in the fifties and sixties. These days he don't get no respect, but thanks to Brave Combo, perhaps his goofy polkas will rise again. I think that "Who Stole..." was the goofiest? though. People really loved his music. Seth from China


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 12:20 PM

I, too, grew up listening to this stuff on the radio in Massachusetts. However, I refused to actually eat Kishka.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: GUEST,Jack The lad
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 03:45 PM

Shinke is probably what we call shenkin (ham)- feh! and Kilbassi is a kind of spicy sausage eaten in eastern europe- I don't know what pridovie is but it sounds like it might also be the same sort of thing. I used to hear the song on The Billie Cotton Band Show in Britain in the late 50's early 60's. We never ate kishka in our house, but did eat helzel which was the same sort of thing- only not a piece of intestine- but the skin of a chicken's neck stuffed with flour and spices- sewn up with cotton and baked. The cotton got stuck in your teeth- I am now a vegetarian. Jack The Lad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:11 PM

Just bring it back...........gawd I LOVE kishka.....I worked for a Kosher catering service and the only free food we could always count on was kishka and liver pudding.......no contest there.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 04:24 PM

could pridovie=pirogi?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Ranks
Date: 12 Jul 01 - 04:20 AM

Thank you, Jack The Lad,

Funnily enough the German word for Ham is Schinken, which is similar. MMario, It could be pirogi, if the g is pronounced as in go.

Thanks Ranks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 12 Jul 01 - 11:24 AM

It's shinka, Kielbasa (sometimes pronounced with a y at the end) and Pierogi (pronounced with a rolling r and the o is pronounced au, as in Pierrrrrraugi!!!) My uncle sang this at every, and I mean EVERY, family function and to be honest, the first 4,376,231 times, it was pretty entertaining!! *BG*

How about that, a Polish thread here on the Mudcat...I'm so proud, although I still wonder why it took me so long to find it.....there's a joke there somewhere!!! :)

Frank whoispolishandproud...


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Subject: Who Stole The Kishka? Keeshka Keesha
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jul 01 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for posting the lyrics, Ian. Can anybody come up with historical information on the song?
Alternate spellings are Who Stole the Keeshka? and Keesha.
One source I found said the song was written by W.Solek & W.Dana. Was it? I didn't find it in ASCAP and BMI.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jul 01 - 07:23 PM

I found recordings of the song by Frankie Yankovic and by Walt Solek, but no songwriter attribution on their recordings.
-Joe Offer, still seeking the story behind this song-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Mooh
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 09:17 AM

Trust a search of Mudcat to come up with this!

But can anyone lead me to the print music? An elderly email-illiterate friend is interested. Thank you.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 09:38 AM

Is Polish kishka substantially the same as the kishka in a good Jewish deli? And, what is the recipe? Love the stuff-- none to be found in Pennsyltucky.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 03:55 PM

I couldn't find a recipe, but here's the definition from Leo Rosten's The New Joys of Yiddish:
    kishke
    kishka

    Pronounced KISH-keh, to rhyme with "shishke" as in "shish kebab." Russian: "intestines," "entrails."
    1. Intestines
    2. Stuffed derma: a sausagelike comestible of meat, flour, and spices stuffed into intestine casing and baked.
    3. A water hose (colloquial and vivid enough)
      Kishke is a delicacy of Jewish cuisine (which, to tell the truth, is not noted for range). It is made according to the cook's ancestry, palate, spices, and patience.
      Aside from food, the words kishke and kishkes are used to mean intestine, "innards," belly. Genteel Jews hesitate to do so. My father and mother never would use, or approve of, the following: "His accusation hit me right in the kishke." "I laughed until my kishkes were sore." "Oh, my full kishkes!" (I think this is less offensive, in postprandial praisings, than "Oh, my stuffed stomach.")
    4. Plural: kishkes - even though the same intestine is being described. To hit people "in the kishkes" means to hit them in the stomach or, in indelicate parlance, "in the guts."
    A person with an undiscriminating palate is said to possess a "treyfene kishke" - and un-kosher intestine. To say a "Yiddishe kishke" or "You can't describe a Yiddishe kishke" is to say that no one can gauge the prodigious appetite of a hungry Jew.
My mother-in-law says that Catholic Poles eat kishka, too, but her family didn't. It's a ring sausage, like kielbasa, but brown. Our Polish dictionary spells it "kiszka," meaning gut, pudding, or sausage.
Now you know.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 05:04 PM

I have also seen it spelled kiska


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 05:27 PM

But is the Polish version also flour? I bought one, thinking it would be my beloved kishka, but it was not at all the same. I think it was a meat filling-- thus, perhaps, the ham mentioned in the verse above. So, vhatt's vhatt here, bubke?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 05:32 PM

A kishka is also a type of prison cell used in Soviet political prisons. The cell was named after the gut, in that it was tall and narrow, like an intestine, but more like a chimney. The prisoner had room to stand, but could not sit or kneel, let alone lie down. In some Soviet prisons there was no drainage and the prisoner was forced to excrete standing up and to stand in his own urine and feces. In some cases the cells were never cleaned. Prisoners could be held in these cells for months at a time. This practice was intended to soften the prisoner so that he would make a "voluntary" confession.

~S~

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Kishka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 03 - 06:02 PM

Kishka 1 pound package.

Pork snouts and pork jowls combined with spices and barley make for this special meat product. Fully cooked, all you have to do is simmer, or pan fry the meat. Eat it with potatoes and a vegetable or just spread it on a piece of bread or crackers, and start eating. Enjoy!


~S~

http://www.crawfordsausage.com/kishka.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Oct 03 - 05:51 PM

Would you believe there's a band based in Dearborn, MI, called the Kielbasa Kings Polka Band? Click here to play an mp3 sample of them playing "Who Stole the Kiszka Polka" or click here for the whole thing.

There's also Polka Family Band of Numidia, PA; Click here to hear their version of "Who Stole The Kiszka."

Polkahontas, from Williamston, MI, consists of 5 high-school kids. They also perform "Who Stole The Kiska": click here to play. Too bad the singer is slightly off-key.

Click here to play a midi file of "Who Stole The Kiska?" (found on this page).

A very short sound sample of Frank Yankovic's version of "Who Stole the Kishka" can be found at Rep. (and presidential candidate) Dennis J. Kucinich's website.

Madison, Wisconsin's Polkapocalypse does some impressive instrumental work - Click here to play a full recording of "Who Stole the Kishka."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Oct 03 - 09:04 AM

This thread is beginning to remind me of my family aunts arguing about the proper preparation of stuffed cabbage, but that would be thread drift, and I'll leave these memories to ruminate for another day.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Roughyed
Date: 19 Oct 03 - 01:33 PM

Kielbasa is a generic term for sausage in Polish, rather than a specific type. The letter l has a diagonal cross through it making it a different letter which is pronounced as a soft l, more like a w or the way a cockney pronounces l at the end of a word.

Pierogi are a bit like giant ravioli with a variety of fillings such as meat, cheese, cabbage or jam and are usually served with melted bacon fat or butter poured over. The Poles seem to have perfected the art of the fibre-free meal! Don't finish a plate of them unless you want another to replace it immediately. Polish hospitality is a marvellous thing but very fattening.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Mooh
Date: 19 Oct 03 - 09:14 PM

Assuming I can make the blue-clickies work, I guess I can figure it out by ear...or does anyone have the print music? Thanks. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 20 Oct 03 - 08:38 AM

As the TV detectives say, do we like Jascha? Pretty convenient how he turned up with the kishka just at the right moment (to resolve the song).


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Subject: Primitive song
From: GUEST,DJ MO
Date: 05 Aug 07 - 07:16 PM

this is one of the most primitive songs ever! First of all, NOBODY listens to Polka in Poland!!! I know that...I was raised there. For some crazy reason Polka is perceived as being popular among the Poles...IT IS DEFINITELY NOT THE CASE! My instestines are twisting when I happen to hear songs like that...
I do happen to have a Polish Radio show in Connecticut and I'm trying my best to change this insulting stereotype of a Pole who first of all, eats kielbasa, gets drunk every day and listens to the polka...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: EBarnacle
Date: 05 Aug 07 - 10:43 PM

Some of my longest term friends are Polish. None of them are drunks but they definitely like Polka and other dance music as well as various ethnic foods, including Kiszka.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Azizi
Date: 06 Aug 07 - 07:15 PM

I'm curious if anyone knows the 1963/1964 New Orleans song "Who Shot the La La"?

The "Who Stole The Kiska" song [and nothing else, I'm willing to bet] reminds me of that song.

I heard this song on a Mardi Gras Indian compilation CD which is hiding from me at this time. The only lyrics I can remember are:

Who shot the La La
I don't know
Who shot the La La
I don't know
Who shot the La La
I don't know
I know it was a 44.

-snip-

"Who Shot The La La" was recorded by Oliver Morgan in either 1963 or 1964 depending on which online source you believe. It's generally considered a R&B song, but "Who Stole The La La" has that special New Orleans flavor which makes it more or at least different than the Detroit sound or Philly sound of R&B recordings way back then.

See more information on Oliver Morgan at
http://www.nynorecords.com/oliver.shtml

**

Also, thanks to Google, I found out that there was a book called "Who Shot The La-La" written by Robert P. Robertson.

Here's an excerpt of a review of that book:

"In the early morning of March 23, 1913, in the legendary red-light district of Storyville, a dancehall shoot-out shook The Big Easy! The La-La, the famous Duke of the District, was killed! Inspecting the case, an inspector realizes it was more than just a dramatic shoot-out ­ it was cold-blooded murder! Can you guess Who Shot The La-La?

Who Shot The La-La? is based upon a true murder-mystery that happened in New Orleans in the early 1900's when Jazz was just a curious form of barrelhouse music and New Orleans was an international, bohemian mecca".

http://www.trafford.com/01-0389

-snip-

We'll probably never know, but it's interesting to speculate if Oliver Morgan ever heard the Polish song "Who Stole The Kishka" and used that title as an inspiration for that La La song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Azizi
Date: 06 Aug 07 - 07:21 PM

I meant to write that The "Who Stole The Kiska" title [and nothing else, I'm willing to bet] reminds me of that "Who Shot The La-La" song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: EuGene
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 01:00 AM

Golly, I transferred several Yackovic LPs to CDs a couple years ago, and now, after having tripped over this thread about one of my favorites, "Who Stole the Keeshka?", I gotta dig those CDs out and listen to them again. You find all the really neat esoteric stuff at the Mudcat Cafe . . . watch out Alice!! Eu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 07 Aug 07 - 02:07 AM

2) TAKE MY SWEET KOSCHEEKE,
TAKE MY PLUMP PEROGI
TAKE MY LONG KILBASA,
BUT PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY KISHKA

found here

to end the debate about the ingredients:
The Polish kishka uses pig's blood and pig's intestines; the Jewish can't because pig and blood aren't kosher Wikipedia: Kishka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole The Kishka?
From: GUEST,John Recht
Date: 13 Sep 07 - 12:07 AM

We frequently ate the Polish variety of kiszka in my house on the weekends, fried up in a pan. I would put ketchup on mine, with good rye bread and butter to go along. I have a recipe for it if anyone is interested; email me at john.recht@gmail.com and I will send it to you. Please put "Kiszka Recipe" in the subject line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Sep 07 - 11:32 AM

A question (Azizi, are you listening?)

Back in the 1940's, there was a kid's game which went (all kids in a circle were numbered, and one started out:)

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Number two (chosen randomly) stole the cookie from the cookie jar
(#2 responds)) Not I stole the cookie from the cookie jar
(first kid again) Then who stole the cookie from the cookie jar
(#2 responds) NUmber seven (also chosen randomly) stole the cookie from the cookie jar...

and so on. Anyone breaking the rhythm when his or her turn came was out of the game.

Any connection with Kishka?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: GUEST,tdatb
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 02:18 PM

All the kishka I've ever had - Polish or Hungarian - was a liver sausage. In the Hungarian version there is rice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: GUEST,Long Island
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 11:08 PM

All this Polish family had that was known as Kishka since 1951 here on Long Island, the kishka was ground up liver, spices and buckwheat groats shaped and stuffed into a thick ring. Like one very large sausage that could feed alot of people. You could "baked" it or slice into thick sections and pan fry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 10:12 AM

I used to deliver meats to stores all over Cleveland, including the little ethnic stores in Slavic Village, the St. Vitus neighborhood around 66th and St. Clair and the ethnic enclave just north of Collinwood. Mostly these store owners were generous with delivery people giving us many wonderful samples of there handmade food products. I read somewhere that there are more smokehouses in Cleveland than any city in the world. We'd get kielbasa from Jaworski's on Fleet St., Big fat(and fatty) red links oozing with flavor. Smokies (thin spicy sausages like a Slim Jim but a thousand times better) from Peer's (also Sophie's) Bi-Rite in Garfield Heights. Pierogies and lattkes (still hot from the griddle) from Kruzinski's on Heisley. Cimperman's made a special Holiday Kielbasa that were small and dark but quite flavorful. This isn't even to mention the West Side Market with its dozens of ethnic food stands and outside produce, a must-visit for anyone coming to Cleveland.
   These together with the cities wonderful deli's,especially out on Cedar around Lee and Taylor (corned beef to die for), bakeries, Irish pubs, authentic Asian restaurants, Little Italy, soul food, etc. make Cleveland one of the best places around for tasting a variety of foods from nearly every region of the world.
   Now, having said all that, let me say that kishka is NOT one of these fine ethnic delicacies. It is blood soaked buckwheat stuffed in a sausage casing and it is bloody disgusting IMO. Maybe it's just me but I could never develop a taste for blood and unless starving to death, probably never will.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 10:55 AM

On the whole, you are right, but it depends on the kishka. There are various fillings, some of them use innards like lungs, kidneys and liver.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: GUEST,Harley
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 11:41 PM

What about the Matys Brothers 1960s version? It actually charted!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: NormanD
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 06:38 AM

Does anyone have an MP3 of this song they could give a link for, or be kind enough to send me way, please?

Much obliged
Norman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 08:36 PM

YouTube has the Matys Brothers' recording of WHO STOLE THE KEESHKA (note the spelling) along with some other recordings. I see several variant spellings: KISZKA, KISHKA, KIESHKA....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Stole the Kishka?
From: GUEST,Dennis
Date: 09 Jun 09 - 02:07 PM

I downloaded Frankie Yankovic's version of "Who stole the Kishka" and was puzzled by one word in the lyric..
"you can take my SZYNKA (this is the word I didn't know)
take my fine Kielbasi
you can take my Pierogi
but give me back my Kishka"

It turns out that SZYNKA is HAM
makes sense now that I know.

Thanks everybody - what a relief!


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