Minster to Dayton

by Route 161 Happy Wanderers

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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) CHORUS 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) CHORUS 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)
Dayton Polka 03:44
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 CHORUS 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 CHORUS 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 IPA for IM PEI Chorus


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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