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Polish Music Index
Polka
  • Baby Doll Polka   
  • Barbuska (Barbara) Polka  
  • Barbuska (Barbara) Polka - 2
  • Beer Barrel Polka / Skoda Lasky  
  • Beer Barrel Medley
  • Bride's Apron Dance  
  • Clarinet Polka / Dziadek Polka  
  • Clarinet Polka - 2
  • Gdzie Sie Chlopcy Kompali  
  • Hej, Goral      
  • Hej, Hej, Kawalerowie    
  • Hej, wy Chlopcy Krakowiacy
  • Helena Polka
  • Helena Polka - 2
  • Hupaj Siupaj    
  • Iskiereczka Ognia Krakowiak  
  • Julida Polka
  • Julida Polka - 2
  • Lament Polka
  • Kare Konie Polka    
  • Krakowiak
  • Pije Kuba Polka  
  • O Polnocy Sie Zjawili
  • Polka Medley
  • Pod Mostem     
  • Puka Jasiu     
  • Siwy Kon  
  • "Too Fat" Polka
  • Wedding Polkas Medley
  • Zegnal Goral Polka (Bright Star)  
  • Oberek
  • Oberek Medley
  • Oberek Zywiecki
  • Oj, Nasza Kasia
  • Oj Oj Oberek
  • Siwa Brodka
  • Swir Swir  
  • Untitled
  • Zakochany Franus Oberek
  • Walc / Waltz
  • Blue Skirt Waltz (Czerwona Sukienka)  
  • Blue Skirt Waltz - 2
  • Bozena Walc
  • Czyja to Dziewczyna          
  • Czyja to Dziewczyna - 2   
  • Czy Chcialaby Pani   
  • Fale Dunaju  
  • Felicia Walc  
  • Gdybym Mial Gitare    
  • Ges Woda    
  • Gleboka Studzienka (Wishing Well)        
  • Gorale's Lament (Goralu, Czy Ci Nie Zal)  
  • Jak Szybko Mijaja Chwile      
  • Juz Miesiac Zaszedl (Laura i Filon)    
  • Medley of Traditional Waltzes
  • Morning Glow Waltz
  • Pij Bracie Pij  
  • Pytala Sie Pani    
  • Pytala Sie Pani - 2
  • Szla Dzieweczka Do Laseczka      
  • Walc dla Rodzicow
  • Walczyk Lubelski
  • Wishing Well Waltz    
  • Witaj Majowa Jutrzenko
  • Z nad Wisly
  • Koledy
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    Koledy / Carols
  • Ach Ubogi Zlobie
  • Biala Gwiazda
  • Bog Sie Rodzi
  • Bog Sie Rodzi - 2  
  • Cicha Noc
  • Cieszmy Sie i Pod Niebiosy
  • Dzisiaj w Betlejem  
  • Dzisiaj w Betlejem (Jazz)
  • Gdy Sie Chrystus Rodzi
  • Gdy Sliczna Panna  
  • Jam Jest Dudka
  • Jezus Malusienki
  • Koleda dla Nieobecnych  
  • Lulajze Jezuniu  
  • Pojdzmy Wszyscy do Stajenki
  • Przy Onej Gorze
  • Przybiezeli do Betlejem  
  • Przybiezeli do Betlejem (Guitar)
  • Sliczna Panienka  
  • Triumfy Krola Niebieskiego  
  • W Zlobie Lezy  
  • Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy  
  • Z Narodzenia Pana
  • Anthems
  • Bogurodzica    
  • Boze Cos Polske (God Save Poland)   
  • Gaude Mater Polonia  
  • Warszawianka (Revolt of 1831)  
  • Polish Anthem (Mazurek Dabrowskiego)   
  • Polish Anthem (Solemn)
  • Polish Anthem (Light)
  • Polish Anthem (Woodwind)
  • Miscellany
  • Festival Medley
  • Hej Sokoly    
  • Internationale
  • Kaczuszki  
  • Lullaby (Kolysanka)
  • March of the Falcons (Marsz Sokolow)
  • Marche Slavs
  • Marsz Polonia 
  • Przybili Ulani  
  • Rota (Oath)  
  • Siustu Siustu
  • Swiniarz
  • Sto Lat  
  • Sto Lat (Extended)
  • Sto Lat - 2 (Extended)
  • Toasts Medley
  • Wedding March (Marsz Powitalny)
  • Who Stole The Kiszka? (Kto Ukradl Kiszke?)  
  • Z Chicago Wyjezdzam
  • A collection of melodies, in the MIDI format friendly to the internet. Just click a song title and listen. If you are musically inclined, then visit one of our special collections where the selections include the sheet music and lyrics,compliments of Gene Mikrut. Look for this icon -
    These melodies are often used as background music for our webpages. These renditions are the works of various artists, including our favorite - Stan Konefal. And most MIDIs have been checked for musical integrity by our colleague, Gene Mikrut. Enjoy our Polish Jukebox.
    - - - Silence isn't golden, Polish music is golden - - - Just click a selection and listen - - - And a sad final farewell to our dear musical collaborator Gene Mikrut

    Editor's Notes: The above selections are the results of my tastes and which rendition sounded the best to my ear. Several versions of many the above melodies can be found on the internet. Some rejected versions  were frankly terrible, failing to keep the beat or using the wrong instruments.

    "Bogurodzica", "Gaude Mater Polonia", and "Serdeczna Matko" could be classified as religious hymns rather than anthems. However, "Bogurodzica" was sung as an anthem by Polish knights fighting the Teutonic Order in the 15th Century, "Gaude Mater Polonia" served as the Polish anthem in the 17th and 18th Centuries, and "Serdeczna Matko" became a substitute anthem during the Partition years in the 19th Century when Poles were forbidden to sing nationalistic songs, like "Boze Cos Poske" (God Save Poland). Have you noticed that Poles throughout history have always thought of Poland as their motherland?

    The hymn "Barka" is included because it was a favorite of the late Pope John Paul II and is claimed by Poles, although it was written in Spain by Father Cesareo Gabarain.

    Some of the above melodies are not truly Polish in origin. "Barbuska Polka" is questionable. "Bozena Walc" has a Polish name, but may be of Czech origin. "Too Fat Polka" is based on a Czech tune called "Village Tavern Polka" and "Beer Barrel Polka" started out as "Skoda Lasky" by Czech composer Jaromir Vejvoda. "Who Stole the Kiszka" was borrowed from a Ukrainian folk dance by a Polish band leader in Connecticut in the 1950s. "Frailach" is obviously Jewish, but they were Polish citizens as well as many Ruthenians and Gypsies. "Kaczuszki" was chosen as a humorous selection and because of its popularity at  Polish weddings, but alas it's probably Austrian. "Blue Skirt Waltz" (originally "Red Dress Waltz") is really American with a Slovenian style provided by Frank Yankovic. The "Clarinet Polka" sounds American, but it was written in Zamosc by Karol Namyslowski as the "Dziadek Polka". So what? I like them all. And lastly, Bobby Vinton was added because I easily succumb to pressure and extortion.

    Extra special thanks to Grace Skowron, Gene Mikrut, and Joe Oberaitis for their helpful collaboration and valuable input and Stan Konefal for his tasteful sequencing. Seeking to preserve a bit of our outstanding Polish musical heritage for everyone, click here for MIDIs sequenced by Stan Konefal.
    And here is collaborator Wesley Waniak's late father performing in Warsaw.  

    Bobby Vinton
  • My Melody of Love  
  • My Melody of Love - 2
  • Czerwone Roze Sa (Roses Are Red)
  • New Arrivals
  • Gorzka Wodka   
  • Ziewiecki Polonaise
  • Warszawski Polonaise
  • Niedbala Kaska
  • Jewish
  • Adon Olam
  • Bashana Haba'a
  • Chag Purim
  • Dayenu Hora
  • Frailach
  • Freylekh
  • Hanukka, Oh Hanukka
  • Hatikvah
  • Hava Nagila  
  • Hevenu Shalom Alaichem
  • Hinay Ma Tov 
  • Kleizmer
  • Lebedik Freylach
  • Ma Yofus
  • Sherele
  • Varshavers Frayliks
  • Zemer Atik  
  • Ruthenian
  • Baklava
  • Bublitschki
  • Dunaju, Dunaju
  • Hej Wesele  
  • Kolomyjka  
  • Koketka Polka
  • Oj Tam Za Dunajem
  • Prialitza
  • Przeworska
  • Ukrainia  
  • Ukrainian Waltz
  • Gypsy
  • A Cygan Idet
  • A Gypsy Air
  • Cyganeczka Zosia  
  • My Cyganie (Ore Ore)  
  • Comtemporary Religious
  • Alleluia
  • Alleluia - 2
  • Alleluja Alleluja Alleluja
  • Ave Maria (Gounod)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Barka (Pescador De Hombres)
  • Barka - 2  
  • Be Not Afraid  
  • By Our Love  
  • Czarna Madonna    
  • Doxology  
  • Duchu Swiety Wolam Przyjdz    
  • Easter Hymn
  • Easter Song
  • Hail Holy Queen  
  • Holy God We Praise Thy Name
  • Holy Holy Holy
  • Jezus Zwyciezyl  
  • Prayer of Saint Francis  
  • Oh Sacred Head Surrounded  
  • Serdeczna Matko (Beloved Mother)  
  • Serdeczna Matko -2
  • Serdeczna Matko -3
  • Stabat Mater Dolorosa
  • We Gather Together
  • Classical Music
    Our Classical Collection
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    Polish Toasts
    Our Special Toasts Collection
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    Wedding Music
    Our Special Weddings Collection
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    Easter Hymns
    Our Special Easter Collection
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    Hejnaly - Bugle Calls
  • Chelm
  • Gorlice
  • Kielce
  • Krakow  
  • Krosno
  • Lublin
  • Przemysl
  • Sandomierz
  • Tarnow
  • Tarnow -2
  • Tuchow
  • Fun Stuff
  • Czyja to Dziewczyna
  • The Happy Dance
  • 100th Website Celebration
  • American Contemporary
  • Blues Brothers
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo - 1
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo - 2
  • Civil War Theme - PBS
  • Deer Hunter
  • Everything I Own
  • Fiddler/Roof: Far From The Home I Love  
  • Fiddler/Roof: Sunrise, Sunset  
  • Fiddler/Roof: Tradition  
  • Hippy Hippy Shake
  • If
  • Impossible Dream
  • Macho Man
  • Orinoco Flowing
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • Santa Eva
  • She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Time of the Season
  • Twist And Shout
  • Walk Like An Egyptian
  • We Are Family
  • Why Worry?
  • You'll Never Walk Alone - 1
  • You'll Never Walk Alone - 2
  • Dennis Benarz, Chicagoland USA, 2001-2014

    SPUSCIZNA
    The mouse that roared.
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