Polka King

by Bear Suit Sucker Punch

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We are very excited and honored to be a part of this project with Door County Brewing Company in honor of a true Door County legend, Freddie Kodanko (AKA the Polka King). They wanted us to write this song for the release of their new beer, the Polka King Porter, and with our history in Door County and love of craft beer, of course we had to jump on it! Growing up there, I do remember Freddie a little, but I was fairly young and didn’t know him personally. Talking with my dad I actually found out that all of our wooden crates that we still have today were made by Freddie which I had never known before! I also found a chapter in Norbert Blei’s book Door Way all about him to be a good resource. Anyway, make sure to check out the Polka King Porter and give a listen to the song (preferably at the same time for maximum dancing!)


released June 10, 2013

Music: Hans
Lyrics: Hans/Tyler
Recording/mixing: Austin Corley- Renaissance Recordings
Mixing/Mastering: Rob Polaris



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Track Name: Polka King
There once was a man everyone should know
Dancing through his life so I'm told
By day he crafted crates and even in old age
Nothing could stop him when he hit the dance floor

Let's drink to the king
Grab someone and dance the night away
Let's drink to the king
That's how he'd want it anyway
So cheers to the Polka King Freddie K

The night was slow at the bar Freddie had no car
Everyone was bored and going home
Then someone saw a light, a tractor in the night
Nothing could stop him we all hit the dance floor

And now he is gone, but together the legend lives on