CD: DUTY FREE POLKAS
   
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** Grammy nominated CD.  

CONTENTS:

1. Love Don't Get Better - Polka
2. Ta Dana - Polka
3. Turn The Other Way - Polka
4. In Our Village - w Naszej Wiosce - Oberek(Polish Vocals)
5. Saxarnet - Polka (Instrumental)
6. My Girls - Lubelskie Dziewczyny - Polka (Polish Vocals)
7. Oj Dana/Red Rose - Polka Medley (Polish Vocals
8. Forever Blue - Polka (English Vocals)
9. Góral -Mountaineer - Polka (Polish Vocals)
10. My Shoes - Polka (English Vocals)
11. Góralu - Waltz (Polish Vocals)
12. I Can't Tell My Heart - Polka (English/Polish Vocals)
13. Four Daughters - Cztery Cory - Polka (Polish Vocals)
14. Good Night - Polka (English Vocals)
15. Na Zdrowie - Cheers - Toast (Polish Vocals)
16. Jeszcze Polska Nie Zginela - Polish National Anthem

  Credits

Back cover

Band members are:

John Gora - leader - sax, vocals.
Johnney Winiarz - drums.
Greggy Winiarz - bass.
Rick Malkiewicz - trumpet, fiddle, vocals.
Mike Papuga - accordion, keyboard.
Tommy Wanderlich - concertina, clarinet, sax, piano and vocals.

Produced by John Gora and Eugene Swick.

Produced for: Sunshine Records, West Seneca, NY.

Recorded, Mixed and Engineered by: Gary Rhamy at Peppermint Recording Studios, Youngstown, Ohio.

Graphic Design: Smart Design Leszek Szczurek.

LYRICS  



LOVE DON'T GET BETTER - Polka
Original by Rick Tippe, Larry Wayne Clark,

Moon Tan Music/Brainchild Music-SOCAN
The roof just sprung a new leak,
the forecast says more rain.
We've got our work cut out just keepin' dry.
The kids could use some new shoes,
the house a coat of paint,
Somehow we always manage to get by,
'Cause we know you and I.

Oh, oh, Love don't get better than this,
I still feel that same thrill when we kiss.
Let the world fall apart
face to face and heart to heart,
Oh love don't get better than this.

I don't hear your complainin',
but I see it in your eyes.
Things haven't gone too well for you today.
We've had our dreams of mansions,
but life cuts us down to size.
There've been some disappointments
along the way.
Still we smile when we say.... Oh,oh,

Love don't get better than this,
I still feel that same thrill when we kiss.
Let the world fall apart
face to face and heart to heart,
Oh love don't get better than this.
Fools may search for gold, but havin' you to hold,
Makes me the richest man I know,
Oh love don't get better than this.



TA DANA - Polka
T.M.F. Publishing - BMI

Hej od Bilgoraja bieluska droga
Chodz ze Marys w tany, nie badz tak sroga.
Dana oj danejka, moja kochanejka
Bedziesz ty moja ta dana. (2x)

Kupilem korale mojej dziewczynie
Kupilem jej wstazki krasne w Lublinie
Wstazki mi zabrala, ze mnie sie nasmiala
Nie chce cie nie chce ta dana. (2x)

Nieraz ci ja nieraz chusteczki prala
Jeszczem ci ni razu nie wymawiala.
Ty zes wstazki kupil i zes mi wymowil
Nie chce cie nie chce ta dana. (2x)



TURN THE OTHER WAY - Polka
Written by Johnny Wanderlich
T.M.F. Publishing - BMI

Some day you'll understand
why I'm telling you to go,
I've tried to explain but you're
just too young to know.
That I'd rather give you up
then let you waste your life on me,
'cause I'm not the kind of guy
that you could live with happily.

I have nothing much to offer you,
I have no place to take you to,
I'm not a wealthy guy that's plain as day.
Why you waste your time with me
is something I will never see,
I wish you'd turn your head the other way.
I knew from the start we were never meant to be.
You told me to think,
don't say things I didn't mean.
I can't stand another minute
telling you to go away.
Just leave - don't stay here -
don't stay with me another day.


IN OUR VILLAGE
(W naszej Wiosce) - Oberek
T.M.F. Publishing - BMI

W naszej wiosce uciechy,
oj nie malo to bedzie,
Kiedy Janko muzykant
do skrzypeczek zasiedzie.

Tyni, tyni, tyni na skrzypkach,
tyni tyni tyni zapiska,
az sie wezma pod boki,
zadziwieni ludziska.

I beda sir dziwowac i beda sie pytali
A skad zescie takiego, muzykanta dostali

Beda pchac sie do chaty,
beda pchac sie do sieni,
a skad zescie takiego muzykanta tu wzieli.




MY GIRLS (Lubelskie Dziewczyny) - Polka
T.M.F. Publishing - BMI

Ta Lubelska okolica to daleko slynie
Aksamitny kaftaniczek na kazdej dziewczynie.
I spodnica naszywana, warkocze do pasa
Milo patrze] jak wesolo z chlopakami hasa.

Chodzta chlopcy ino zywo, sa tu piekne spiewki.
I jak kwiaty malowane, strojne zwinne dziewki.
Kazda wlosy ma jak iskry, oczy jak sarenka.
Kazda sercu memu mila, Lubelska panienka.

Nie dokuczaj mi dziewczyno ino badz mi mila.
A jak wnet sie pozenimy bedziesz gniazdko wila.
Czasu starczy na robote i na milowanie
Bedzie nam ze soba dobrze moje ty kochanie


OJ DANA/RED ROSE - Polka Medley
(Oj Dana/Czerwona Roza) - Traditional
Ja cie kocham ja cie lubie
Ale nie dam az po slubie.
Oj dana dana, Oj dana (Oj Dana)
Ale nie dam az po slubie oj dana.

Ozenil sie stary z mloda
poskrobal jej plecy broda.
Oj dana dana, Oj dana (Oj Dana)
Poskrobal jej plecy broda oj dana
Wczoraj dala z dobrej woli,
dzisiaj mó wi ze ja boli.
Oj dana dana, Oj dana (Oj Dana)
Dzisiaj mówi ze ja boli oj dana

Calowal ja bylo malo,
jechal dalej cos sie stalo.
Oj dana dana, Oj dana (Oj Dana)
Jechal dalej cos sie stalo oj dana.

Czerwona roza Trojaka,
Czerwona roza Trojaka.
Miala se meza pijaka,
Miala se meza pijaka.
Co nic nie robi` tylko pil,
Co nic nie robi` tylko pil.
Przyszedl do domu i ja bil,
Przyszed` do domu i ja bil.
Czerwona roza jalowiec,
Czerwona roza jalowiec.
Lepszy kawaler niz wdowiec,
Lepszy kawaler niz wdowiec.
Bo wdowiec pije kartuje,
Bo wdowiec pije kartuje.
Kawaler sciska caluje,
Kawaler sciska caluje.

FOREVER BLUE - Polka
The MAVERICKS 1991
Tree Publishing Co., Inc/Malo Music, Inc. (BMI)

Why was I so wrong, when everything was right.
I thought that you would long,
for my arms to hold you tight.
You never even called, or stopped to say hello,
So now I'm sad and blue,
While you're just glad to go.

Remember all the times,
When you were missing me.
Because I'd gone so long but not eternally.
I always turned around,
To find my way back home,
But the only thing I found,
Was I found myself alone.

I may never find another one to hold me,
I may never find another one so true
Maybe I'll just find myself all sad and lonely,
Maybe I'll just never find another you.

Forever lonely, forever blue,
Forever knowing, that you were true,
Forever thinking, you'd love me too,
So you've gone and now
I don't know what to do,
So I guess I'll always be forever blue.

Will you be so kind as to leave my heart alone.
That's where it needs to be,
So it won't hurt no more.
As long as you're around and not here with me.
My smile will be a frown
And forever blue I'll be.

GÓRAL - (Mountaineer) - Polka
Traditional - words written in Goralski dialect
(INTRODUCTION)

Za goralmi, za lasami, za dolinami.
Pobili sie dwaj gorole ciupagami.
(Hej gorale, nie bijta sie.
Mo gorolka dwa warkoce podzielita sie.) 2x

Hej Gorol se jo Gorol,
Hej od samutkich Tater
Hej dyscyk mnie wykapol,
Hej wykolysol wiater
Hej dyscyk mnie wykapol,
Hej wiater wykolysol
Hej jak jo bede plakol,
Ej nik nie bedzie slysol
Hej gory moje gory,
Hej lasy i doliny
Hej najpieknijse w swiecie,
Goralskie sa dziewcyny
Hej gory moje gory,
Hej lasy moje lasy
Hej ka mi sie podzialy,
Ej starodowne casy.
Hej gory moje gory,
Hej teskno mi za wami
Hej bo jo od malucka,
Hej naucony z wami.
Hej gory moje gory,
Hej goralsko muzyka
Hej calym swiat objechol,
Ej ni ma takij nika.

 

MY SHOES - Polka
Originally recorded by Patsy Cline -
BMI Written by Hank Cochran and Velma Smith

Oh you say that I don't care,
Hold my head up in the air.
Tell me why my friends you
say that I don't care.
Ah but when the day is through
and my heart aches start anew,
that's when I miss you most of all.

And my heart, keeps longing for you.
And my arms, keep reaching for you.
And my eyes, keep searching for you.
And my shoes, keep walking back to you.

As I sit here all alone,
just a dreamin' on my own
Remembering all the dreams we used to share.
As I look up at the stars,
and I'm wondering where you are,
I wish that you were here in mine again.

GÓRALU - Waltz
Traditional

Góralu czy ci nie zal,
odchodzic od stron ojczystych
Swierkowych lasow i hal,
i tych potokow przejrzystych.
Góralu czy ci nie zal,
Góralu wracaj do hal.
Góralu czy ci nie zal,
Góralu wracaj do hal.

Góralu wróc sie do hal,
tam w chatach zostali ojcowie.
Gdy pójdziesz od nich hen w dal,
cóz z nimi bedzie, a kto wie.
I Góral naó gry spoziera
i lzy rekawem ociera.
Bo góry porzucic trzeba,
dla chleba panie dla chleba.

I Góral jak dziecko placze i mówi
ze juz was nie zobacze.
Bo góry porzucic trzeba,
dla chleba panie dla cleba.

 

 

I CAN'T TELL MY HEART - Polka
Traditional - Country
(T.M.F. Publishing on Polish verse)

I can't tell my heart that you are not good
I'd give this world if only I could.
You cheated and lied and you left me flat
I know it's true but I can't tell my heart that.

Nie moge sie przyznac, ze w sercu mam zal.
Dal bym ci swiat, gdybym ja go mial
Odeszlas ode mnie i zostalem sam.
Chodz mnie to boli, lecz w sercu zawsze cie mam

My heart still cries out, it wasn't long ago
That we were together you said you loved me so.
I'm longing for you but you'll never come back.

FOUR DAUGHTERS
Cztery Cory mial Tata - Polka
T.M.F. Publishing - BMI

Cztery cory mial tata,
Stary mlynarz ze Zgierza
Kazda piekna bogata,
Kazda chciala zolnierrza.

Pierwsza corka mlynarza,
Modrooka Ludwika
Podskoczyla do gory
i zlapala lotnika.

Druga corka mmlynarza,
Wziela owsa i siana
I zwabila kasztanka,
Na kasztanku ulana.

Trzecia corka mlynarza,
Panna sliczna i mila
Poszla z siecia nad morze,
Marynarza slowila.

Tylko Zosia samosia,
Jakos szczescia nie miala
Siadla sobie na moscie,
i cichutko plakala.

 

 

GOOD NIGHT - Polka
Lawrence Welk - BMI
Good night, Good night,
until we meet again,
Adios, Au revoir, Auf Wiedersehen 'til then.
And though it's always sweet sorrow to part
You'll know you'll always remain in my heart.
Good night, sleep tight
and pleasant dreams to you.
Here's a wish and a prayer
That every dream comes true.
And now 'til we, meet again,
Adios, Dobranoc, Auf Wiedersehen.
Goodnight!!!

NA ZDROWIE - Cheers
T.M.F. Publishing - BMI

Na zdrowie, na zdrowie,
wypijmy wraz.
Na zdrowie, na zdrowie,
wypijmy wraz.
Raz, dwa, do dna.

JESZCZE POLSKA NIE ZGINELA
Polish National Anthem

Jeszcze Polska nie zginela,
Poki my zyjemy.
Co nam obca przemoc wziela,
Szabla odbierzemy.

Marsz marsz Dabrowski,
Ziemi wloskiej do Polski.
Za twoim przewodem,
Zlaczym sie z narodem.

   
In Polish, "Górale" (pronounced goo-ra-leh) means mountaineers and, through generations has become synonymous with "music from the heart".

In this long awaited new release, "DUTY FREE POLKAS" by John Góra and Górale, we are again pleasantly entertained with the crisp yet smooth instrumentation stylings of the Górale. Add to this John's, Rick's and Tommy's superb English and Polish vocals on a mixture of new and traditional favorites and we have a release that will be a "must have" for every Polka lover.

And don't forget to make it a point to come out and see and hear the "Gorale" when they come to your town and be prepared to be delightfully entertained by North America's foremost Polka entertainers - John Góra and Górale.

Gary Sroka, The Saturday Polka Review, WRNY - WADR - WUTQ Radio Utica, NY
   

 

     
 
   

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