Who Stole the Kishka?
|"Who Stole the Kishka?"|
|Music by||Walter Dana|
|Lyrics by||Walt Solek|
A 16 second clip from Frankie Yankovic's "Who Stole the Keeshka?"
Who Stole the Kishka?, originally spelled "Who Stole the Keeshka?" is a traditional polka tune, written by Walter Dana (music), and by Walter Solek (lyrics), and recorded and performed by various bands. One popular version was familiar to American radio audiences from a 1963 recording by Grammy award-winning polka artist Frankie Yankovic.
According to an obituary for Walt Solek who wrote and recorded the song, "Keeshka always gets the crowd going at a Polkaholics show as it has since it was recorded in the 1950s with English lyrics!"
The song ends with the pleading refrain "but please bring back my kishka".
- Martin, Douglas (March 13, 2000). "Walter Dana, Polka Promoter, Dies at 96". The New York Times (March 13). Retrieved 2008-12-24.
- It's no joke Notice of Walter Solek's passing on Extreme Polka website http://polkaboy.typepad.com/polkaholics/2005/04/its_no_joke.html