New Original Polkas as heard on Polka Joe Manjack's Magic Polka Machine
every Sunday morning 10am-1pm EST
All songs ©2021/2022/2023 by Keith Heffner
All songs BMI- Surge Street Music Publishing
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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!
Keith says this about the song:
“Just poking fun at myself for those moments when I get a big head
about who I think I am but no one else quite seems to know it”
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!