Beer Barrel Polka

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Genre: Folk
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of C

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"Beer Barrel Polka", also known as "The Barrel Polka" and "Roll Out the Barrel", is a song which became popular worldwide during World War II. The music was composed by the Czech musician Jaromír Vejvoda in 1927.  Eduard Ingriš wrote the first arrangement of the piece, after Vejvoda came upon the melody and sought Ingriš's help in refining it. At that time, it was played without lyrics as "Modřanská polka" ("Polka of Modřany"). Its first text was written later (in 1934) by Václav Zeman – with the title "Škoda lásky" ("Wasted Love").

source:  wikipedia

Beer Barrel Polka

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 
Everybody feels so 
They want to throw their cares away
They all go

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, ring out a song of good cheer 
Now's the time to roll the barrel, for the gang's all here