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.Track 1 – Hey-Baba-Reba-Polka

An Oktoberfest Favorite

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This famous polka is played lively with joyful expression. A special part for audience participation is designed to bring them back for more. The Tuba, Accordian and Drums play at a fairly quick tempo and bring in the vocals which chant: Hey Baba Reba. The lyrics are very simple and the tune uses the title as it's main repetative chorus. That sets up the familiar: ee i ee i ee i oh - ee i ee i ee i oh   chant repeating several times throughout the song. Whenever we come to that part, the band stops and leaves a very well defined break where people echo the ee i ee i ee i oh  chant with the band vocalists.

 It's extremely fun and invigorating!

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Track 2 - Merry Widow Waltz Medley

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The Merry Widow Waltz lends itself beautifully to be played alongside the traditional Strauss Waltz and therefore compliments this medley extremely well. The Merry Widow Waltz by Franz Lehar, begins this medley, slowly, sensuously, teasingly, in beautiful haunting overtones as it breaks gently into the lilting gay tempo of Vienna Blood. As ( "Wiener Blut" German) continues, it transitions and sets up the famous Blue Danube ( An der schönen blauen Donau ) Waltz. This magical piece completes the medley with the famous Strauss tempo and ends with genuine appeal.

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Track 3 - Fraulein Swing Foxtrot

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This wonderful popular oldie written by Bobby Helms is played with a medium swing fox style and sung with English lyrics to reflect the "Old German's Daughter." It became very popular and serves as a traditional German/English song bringing back sweet memories of that era.

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Track 4 - Quando Quando Samba

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Quando, Quando, Quando" is an Italian pop song from 1962, music by Tony Renis and lyrics by Alberto Testa. American entertainer Pat Boone, recorded the song in 1962, and Michael Buble brought it back into modern popularity recently with his rich style. It is played as a samba and sung lively in an Italian singing style.

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Track 5 - Oktoberfest Drinking Songs

An Oktoberfest Favorite

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The Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München (state court-brewery Munich, also Hofbräu München) is a brewery in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, owned by the state government. The Hof (court) comes from the brewery's history as a royal brewery in the Kingdom of Bavaria.The Hofbräuhaus in Munich inspired the song "oans, zwoa, g'suffa" (Bavarian dialect for: "one, two, chug").

These German drinking songs are probably the most popular Oktoberfest songs of all time. They are sung every year like we sing Christmas Carols. Hofbrauhaus is the first most popular song and is played in traditional waltz tempo and is a sing-a-long tune, great for shunkling (arm in arm at the table, swaying to and fro, from side to side).

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Trink Trink Bruderlein Trink is probably the second most popular German drinking song of all time. It is played in traditional waltz tempo and is usually connected to Hofbrauhaus song to form a medley. It is also great for shunkling.


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Track 6 - The Happy Polka

An Oktoberfest Favorite


This is a very lively polka played with vitality and vigor. It promises to give the polka dancer a work-out. It was written by Gary Wenzlaff, accordion player for The Rheinlander Band.



Track 7 - Besame Mucho Tango

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"Bésame Mucho" is a Spanish song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. She was one of Mexico's best known modern songwriters. Dozens of artists like The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery, The Morton Gould Orchestra, Andy Russell, Pedro Vargas, Linda Ronstadt, Valentino's Sax, Diana Krall and Plácido Domingo, Sammy Davis Jr., Magdalena Zárate, Jose Carreras, Joao Alberto, Elvis Presley have sung this romantic tango and have made it very popular indeed.

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Track 8 - Auf Der Autobahn Polka

An Oktoberfest Favorite


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This polka march style tune starts with the tuba and features the tuba with special melodic breaks throughout the piece. It is lively and very fun to dance to. 

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Track 9 - La Vie En Rose Slow Waltz

Edith Piaf first popularized the song in 1946. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the melody of the song by Louis Gugliemi. This song immediately brings the romance of France and pictures of Paris to mind. It is played slowly with a haunting saltry gate and emphasis is placed on the accordian musette sound