Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mariechen Waltz

This was Whoopee John's theme song for many years. For me, it has a musical depth not often associated with polka music.

Here's the Whoopee John band under the direction of Vern Steffel. I'm guessing that means it's after Willfahrt's death in '61:

Here's a version that I am guessing predates Whoopee John's:

Here's one from 1909, maybe the oldest:

A slow one for Steirische Harmonika students

nice longhair Steirische solo: 

another Steirische version with lyrics:

Wayne Ripke band:

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