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New Original Polkas as heard on Polka Joe Manjack's Magic Polka Machine

every Sunday morning 10am-1pm EST

http://www.wmgh.com/polka.html

All songs ©2021/2022/2023 by Keith Heffner
All songs BMI- Surge Street Music Publishing

Spinning Record

The Fezziwig Express Does Polka!

Tom Kusek, Paul Nunez, and Keith Heffner (AKA "The Boys"have recently branched out into

writing and recording original Polka songs. Inspired by Tom Kusek’s Hazelton, PA polka roots,

the Heff churned out a couple of numbers that were met

with immediate critical success (that means our wives liked them a lot.)
Since no one can quite figure out what the heck a Fezziwig is anyway,

we just record stuff we like regardless of musical genre.
As Paul is fond of saying: “Don’t put my music in a box man, we can do it all!”


The band caught a lucky break when
Polka Joe Manjack began playing the songs on his weekly 
Magic Polka Machine every Sunday 10am-1pm EST.


 So come back and visit our site when you can and look for more polkas coming up as we
explore the essence of the east coast style Tom is so fond of.

 
   A little backstory on the songs: 

 

I Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda


Just a fun little ditty from The Fezziwig Express.

Who among us hasn’t spoken the phrase: “I Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda”

at some point in our lives—me at least once a week!

This song describes how we get nervous sometimes before asking someone to dance for the first time.  

Features Paul on the tenor sax.   
“This one has a great beat,” says Peg Kusek (an Arizona Polka Pal)

If My Dog Could Dance She’d Do The Polka
 
We sure do love our dogs and when we blast the Magic Polka Machine on Sundays

our German Shepherd loves it. This is just a silly song dedicated to our very own Polka Pups

that we think would love to dance with us—especially to the Polka!
(Not to knock the feline friends of the show, we just don’t have any at home.)
Enjoy! (and remember to give your Polka Pup a big hug today)

My Good Friend I’ll Be There


This tune was inspired by Keith’s fellow Fezziwigger Tom Kusek. Tom’s been enduring considerable physical

pain and mental strain since last August of 22' and will be going through a series of operations

on his leg and back over the next year or so. It’s been slow going but he’s working at getting better every day.
Sometimes we all just need to hear the words even though we know our friends and family are there for us.

So, if you get a chance to tell someone you’re there for them, just say it out loud.

 

Don’t Cha Know who I Think I Am!

This ditty is somewhat biographical. When Keith started getting serious about writing

music in his early years, not everyone was as impressed as he was with himself.

Took a while to get there but he eventually did. We can all relate to the idea of

people not recognizing us and our “coolness” right away. 

Just keep on pluggin’ away and some good will come of it eventually!

 Mr. Accordion Man
 
This is a tribute to all the amazing polka accordionists in the world.

And everyone knows “it ain’t no joke-a, it’s really not a polka” without an accordion.

The fictional character, Mr. Accordion Man, represents the quintessential polka accordion player.

Gotta love those bellows shakes So, give them their props (man or woman)

next time you go to hear your favorite polka band! 

My Gal Val
Keith has been bitten by the Polka bug ever since he’s been listening to Polka Joe. He’s now retired and

having a ball working on new Polkas for fun. “My Gal Val” is a solo venture inspired by

his wife Valerie and a desire to come up with a polka for Valentine’s Day.
He says if he keeps this up, he may have a complete album by Thanksgiving!
(He’s also getting a year’s worth of good Karma credit from Valerie as she loves the song too!)

The Drinks Are On Me!

Tom and Keith keep buying those tickets but never win any more than a dollar or two.

So why not imagine winning and sing about all those lucky signs everyone looks for.

The guy in this song actually wins and wants to tell everyone about it.

Which could cause some concerns, but hey, we all should be so lucky to have that problem! 

 
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boilo!


This song captures the spirit and humor of making Boilo, a traditional holiday libation attributed to

regional PA coal miners. The magic started when band member Tom Kusek shared his Boilo stories

with his pal Keith Heffner. Keith decided to whip up a batch of his own using a recipe he found

in a Susquehanna Valley paper. One sip and he was inspired to write this song.

Click on this link for a video

Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boilo!

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