Minster to Dayton

by Route 161 Happy Wanderers

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This is our third year playing Minster and Dayton Oktoberfests, so we've written songs to commemorate the occasion. We have made this upload free specifically to encourage Oktoberfest DJs to play the high quality version of our songs.


released August 8, 2018

Vince Bellomo, Drums; Jason Greenwald, Keys and Harmonies; Dan Wolcott, Accordion and Vocals. Featured guest Ed Franks on Tuba. Songs written by Dan Wolcott. Recorded at Dimension Studios Columbus. Photography by Steve Steinmetz.


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Track Name: Minster Polka
If you travel south from New Bremen
Or East from Maria Stein
Don't come looking for Champagne
And don't ever ask for Wine

It's a sleepy town of 3000
till harvest time comes 'round
(R) then it booms to 80,000
and they party till the cows come home (R)

They go to Minster, to Minster
It comes but once a year
Everybody doing the chicken dance
with a two-quart bottle of beer

They to to Minster, to Minster
You can wear lederhosen or pants
(R) but whatever you wear, you aint really there
till you're doing the chicken dance (R)

They travel north from Russia
They travel north from Versailles
You'll see them dancing and drinking
and filling up the aisles

There's plenty of wonderful cooking
Brats and Wurst and All
(R) And until you get to Minster
You've never had a sauerkraut ball (R)


They come east from Fort Recovery
Southwest from Wapakoneta
Everybody knows one weekend a year
Life can't get any better

They travel south from St Marys
Southwest from Kettlersville
(R) You'll never see Oktoberfest quite likes this
Maybe you never will (R)
Track Name: Dayton Polka
I was having a brew with Breugel when Kandinski came in
He ordered a Kirsch, for his good friend Rodin
Then Picasso popped a porter open and so it began

A Can for Mondrian
Some Cheer for Vermeer
Corona for Cezanne
A Guiness for Gaugin

Art and Beer, Art and Beer
Put the two together and the meaning is clear
Art and Beer, it's the Best
At the Dayton Oktoberfest

Andy Warhol was the buzzkill of the whole group
All he ever ordered was a great big can of soup
Pollock sprayed his can and then called for another round

A bottle for Boticelli
A jar for Giacometti
A Dunkles for Da Vinci
A Pilsner for Paul Klee


When Whistler whet his whistle with Lucian Freud
Even that gloomy gus Edvard Munch was overjoyed
Dali drew a draft and his watch it said last call

Cerveza for Freda
Hops for Edward Hopper
A Tallboy for Chagall


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