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"Oh the Strawberry, Raspberry, Good wine that I drink......" Polka song request - need a good recording


Karinka 9 | 28
5 Jul 2010 #1
Dzien dobry!

I'm looking for a good recording of a Polish Polka (don't know the exact name of the song) with the phrase....

"Oh the Strawberry, Raspberry, Good wine that I drink......"

Any recommendations?

Kind regards,
Karinka
enkidu 7 | 623
5 Jul 2010 #2
This may shock you, but the Polka is not very popular in Poland. And never was.
Actually - its a Czech traditional folk music.
The name "Polka" comes from the word "pół" (half) not "Poland" or "Polish".
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
7 Jul 2010 #3
You'll find the words and music to the polka you're interested in here:
notes and lyrics:
yagelski.com/sbox/music/strawberryraspberrypolka2.gif
youtube.com/watch?v=lywyfxGEaDs

The following should help enlighten our undereducated Polish and UK PF-ers about the Polish-American polka, an urban art form that long preceded the monotonous, disjointed grunts and groans of slum-dwellers known as rap-crap.

usc.edu/dept/polish_music/dance/polka.html
nostradamus.net/polka_page.htm
ZIMMY 6 | 1,601
8 Jul 2010 #4
I've always felt that the Beatles tune, "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" had a Polka beat to it.
OP Karinka 9 | 28
11 Jul 2010 #5
Good day,

No harm intended....so sorry if I offended you.

Both sets of my Grandparents are from Poland. Both emigrated to the US.

I grew up attending/living the large Polish weddings with the live Polka bands,food, post wedding "Open Houses" with more food and more music!, etc. This song inevitably was always played. For some reason, I always loved it. I had no idea it wasn't "liked" in Poland.....

My apologies....I just remember the "good times"....

Regards,
Karinka
Raph 1 | 1
11 Jul 2010 #6
Personally, I think this is a little better version of the song for ya... I grew-up listening to the Sunday Morning Polka Party, on the radio. :-) youtube.com/watch?v=WtDO2rkTt6Q
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
11 Jul 2010 #7
Just wondered why the Polonian polka hasn't caught on in Poland. Has anyone ever tried promoting it? The oom-pa-pa German bands are popular at the Munich Oktoberfast as well as in the US, for instance at Frankenmuth, Michigan and many places in Wisconsin and elsehwere.
Ironside 49 | 10,373
11 Jul 2010 #8
Has anyone ever tried promoting it?

doubt it
Eurola 4 | 1,906
11 Jul 2010 #9
This website has all the ooompapa songs played at a polish wedding, a village wedding I shall add.

ewa.bicom.pl/wesele/weselna-96.htm
ewa.bicom.pl/wesele/weselna-5.htm
OP Karinka 9 | 28
12 Jul 2010 #10
This is just my preference, with no offense intended to anyone's preference....but I just don't care for the "German type Oompapa" Polkas....I prefer the Polonian polkas Polonius3 mentioned...doing the "polish hop"....etc. That is what I grew up with and love dancing to.

Thanks for the link Raph. I too grew up listening to the Sunday Morning Polka Party! :)

Regards,
Karinka
lilpolak - | 1
15 Sep 2010 #11
I will send you the song if you give me your e mail address


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