Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)    (1927)

There's a garden, what a garden
Only happy faces bloom there
And there's never any room there
For a worry or a gloom there

Oh there's music and there's dancing
And a lot of sweet romancing
When they play the polka
They all get in the swing

Every time they hear that oom-pa-pa
Everybody feels so tra-la-la
They want to throw their cares away
They all go lah-de-ah-de-ay

Then they hear a rumble on the floor, the floor
It's the big surprise they're waiting for
And all the couples form a ring
For miles around you'll hear them sing

Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel, we've got the blues on the run
Zing boom tararrel, sing out a song of good cheer
Now's the time to roll the barrel, for the gang's all here

Then they hear a rumble on the floor, the floor
It's a big surprise they're waiting for
And all the couples form a ring
For miles around you'll hear them sing

Roll it out, roll it out, roll out the barrel
Dump-dump-da da-da da-dat en da-da-da-da-da
Sing a song of good cheer
'Cause the whole gang is here
Roll it out, roll it out
Let's do the beer barrel polka

Lyrics by Wladimir A. Timm and Vasek Zeman (English: Lew Brown).
Composed by Jaromir Vejvoda.
Recorded by Frankie Yankovic; The Andrews Sisters; many others.
Title also: Škoda Lásky (Unrequited Love); Rosamunde; many others in different languages.
Original Czechoslovakian Lyrics by Wladimir A. Timm and Vasek Zeman
English Lyrics by Lew Brown, Škoda Lásky International Copyright ©1934/1971.
Beer Barrel Polka Copyright ©1939/1976 Shapiro Bernstein/MPL Communications


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