Who Stole the Kishka?

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"Who Stole the Kishka?"
Genre Polka
Composer(s) Walter Dana
Lyricist(s) Walt Solek
Music sample

Who Stole the Kishka?, originally spelled "Who Stole the Keeshka?" is a traditional polka tune, written by Walter Dana (music),[1] 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!"[2]

The song ends with the pleading refrain "but please bring back my kishka".


  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (March 13, 2000). "Walter Dana, Polka Promoter, Dies at 96". The New York Times (March 13). Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ It's no joke Notice of Walter Solek's passing on Extreme Polka website [1]

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