The Beer Barrel Polka

February 22, 2007 at 6:45 pm (Uncategorized)

Here’s Dick’s happy song and that’s him playing the trumpets.

The Beer Barrel Polka

There’s a garden, what a garden
Only happy faces bloom there
And there’s never any room
For a worry or a gloom
There’s music, and there’s dancing
And a lot of sweet romancing
When they play the polka
They all get in the swing
Everytime you hear that Oom-pah-pah
Everbody feels so tra-la-la-la
They only want to come back for one thing
They crowd around and sing trolly-olly-ay
And you hear that rumble on the floor
It’s a big (HA HA HA HA) surprise you’re waiting for
Then all at once everybody, everybody, forms a ring
(Spoken: Come on everybody get up and form a ring. That’s
the way, everybody get up and form a big ring. That’s the way.
Then all at once you form a ring. Everybody get up and form a
ring. Here’s a tenth of everybody….)
For miles around, you’ll hear them sing

Roll out the barrel, We’ll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel, we’ve got the blues on the run
Zing Boom Terrara
Join in a glass of good cheer
Now it’s time to roll the barrel
For the gang’s all here (Spoken: Take it away boys!)



  1. Anonymous said,

    WELLL. . . that definitely qualifies as finding something old!!! A whole room full of something old!! That Dick Small is a talented trumpet player!

  2. Sans Pantaloons said,

    The promise of all that beer, in combination with Mr. Dick Small’s expert fingering, has made me wet my trews.

  3. Dick Small said,

    You’re hysterical, Sans. Hahaaha! What the hell does that mean, anyway…. haha

  4. Dick Small said,

    (Lester Lee / Z. Manners)

    Harry Roy & His Band
    Also recorded by : The Andrew Sisters; Myron Floren; Horace Heidt;
    Hit Crew; Joe Loss & His Band; Lynnmarie; Magic Organ;
    Barry Martyn; Joey Miskulin; Vaughn Monroe; Polkacide;
    Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith; Jimmy Sturr & His Orch.;
    Bobby Vinton; Lawrence Welk; Frankie Yankovic.

    HIM: 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 No 1
    It’s bound to entertain you
    Everybody has a mania
    To do the polka from Pennsylvania

    HER: While they’re dancing

    HIM: Everybody’s cares are quickly gone

    HER: Sweet romancing

    HIM This goes on and on until the dawn

    HER: They’re so carefree

    HIM: 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.

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