In the history of the polka genre in America, there have always been some songs that carried English language lyrics. Some of them are beautiful, but there have been relatively few to choose from.
Good news! We have developed original English language (and one Spanish language) lyrics to some of those beautiful original Vitak-Elsnic polkas and waltzes. Some are legacy, but most are completely new. And the themes include more than dancing, being in love or drinking beer (not that there is anything wrong with any of that!). Some of these lyrics have Christian themes, for those looking for new selections for polka-themed church services. Other examples of the diversity of the new lyrics include a tribute to a wounded warrior returning home, the story of a precocious 4-year old little boy, and the observations of a dancing blackbird.
We have a chart that indicates whether the lyrics have been written for male, female, or duet vocalists, as well as what musical arrangements they can be used with.
Lyrics may be purchased separately if you already own the music. We include the lyrics at no extra charge (FREE!) for orders of new charts or sheet music for the same titles.
The chart below indicates whether they lyrics have been written for male, female or duet vocalists, as well as what musical arrangements – which we carry – that they can be used with.
And more good news – the lyrics are only $5.00 each and can be instantly downloaded and printed out. To go to the complete list of lyrics click here.
|Barbara Polka||x||x||SB, P, A||Neighbor girl selling cookies||Steven D. Harris|
|Blackbird Waltz||x||x||CB, SB||Story of a dancing blackbird||Steven D. Harris|
|Chicago Waltz||x||x||CB, SB, P||An ode to the city||Steven D. Harris|
|Dove Polka||x||x||SB, P, A||Dove means peace||Steven D. Harris|
|Green Meadow Waltz||x||x||x||CB, SB, P, A||Couple drifts apart but comes back together||Steven D. Harris|
|Helena Polka||x||CB, SB, P, A||True love is found at a polka dance||Steven D. Harris|
|Homecoming Waltz||x||x||CB, SB, P, A||Wounded vet returns home to love and support||Steven D. Harris|
|Hopeless Polka||x||x||CB, SB, P, A||We were all hopeless until Christ came to save us||Steven D. Harris|
|Innocence Waltz||x||x||SB, P, A||God frees us from sin||Steven D. Harris|
|Julida Polka||x||CB, SB, P, A||Spirited Julida wins me over||Steven D. Harris|
|Lehigh Valley Polka||x||x||SB||Party going on in the Lehigh Valley||Jacob C. Neupauer|
|My Dream Boat Waltz||x||x||CB, SB, P||Life’s a wonderful journey with you||Steven D. Harris|
|Night in May Waltz||x||x||x||CB, SB, P||Love lasts throughout the years||Steven D. Harris|
|Nina Bailando||x||SB, A||Spanish language version of Pretty Dancing Girl||Michael Morris|
|Our Mike Polka||x||x||CB, SB, P, A||He’s only four, but thinks he’s more||Steven D. Harris|
|Pretty Dancing Girl (Arise My Darling Polka)||x||SB, A||Song title tells it all||Bernie Roberts|
|Rain Rain Polka||x||x||CB, SB, P, A||It’s raining in my heart||Steven D. Harris|
|Red Head (Underneath the Elbe) Polka||x||SB, A||Girl’s red head curls caught my eye||Steven D. Harris|
|Red Raven Polka (I Love to Polka)||x||x||CB, SB, P, A||I love to polka with my sweetheart||Clayton Hopfensperger|
|Repeat Polka||x||x||x||CB, SB, P||Let’s try to work things out||Steven D. Harris|
|Snow Waltz||x||x||x||CB, SB||We’ll remember waltzing in the snow||Steven D. Harris|
|Springtime Polka||x||x||CB, SB, P||Baby’s coming||Steven D. Harris|
|St. Paul Waltz||x||x||SB, P||Story of Paul and Silus (Acts 16:16-40)||Steven D. Harris|
|Tinker Polka||x||x||CB, SB, P, A||Tinker with my heart no more||Steven D. Harris|
|Wedding Bells Polka||x||x||CB||I hear those wedding bells (newly discovered manuscript!)||Arthur Metzler and Steven D. Harris|
|Why We Parted Waltz||x||x||x||SB, P||Couple wrestles with breaking up but love is strong||Steven D. Harris|
|Note: Songs with Christian Lyrics are indicated in Red|
|Music Availability Key:|
|CB = Concert Band|
|SB = Small Band|
|P = Piano|
|A = Accordion|