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International Accordion Favorites:
Waltzes, Polkas, Tangoes, Hornpipes, Two-steps and more!
by Bruce Bollerud

International Accordion Favorites: Waltzes, Polkas, Tangoes, Hornpipes, Two-steps, and more! by Bruce Bollerud. 74 pages with CD ($19.95)

Welcome to the world of international accordion music! This collection contains a sampling of ethnic folk music from Europe and the Americas and forms the foundation of a basic folk accordion repertoire. The songs are from many nations and guaranteed crowd pleasers! And they're fun to play. They have stood the test of time, so what are you waiting for? Open the book, get your accordion out and let’s play some music! Every song can be heard on the included CD, 33 songs in all! Get yours today!

Over 30 tunes are from Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Norway, Mexico, Russia, Poland, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Argentina, and the good old USA. No accordion player will want to miss this collection of ethnic tunes sure to please any audience. Must know tunes include: "Wir Gehen nach Lindenau," "Have Pity Waltz," "Francuzka Polka, " Cielito Linda," "Life in the Finnish Woods," "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland," and many more. (See complete songlist below on lower left.)

Author Bruce Bollerud was born and raised on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin. Bruce was introduced to music at an early age when he attended house parties in the neighborhood with his family. He began to play the bandonion (a concertina-like instrument ) at age 10. Soon he was playing house parties and backing up local musicians. He began to play piano accordion when he was 15. He has played with midwestern old time dance bands that featured the full range of music mentioned above. Also by Bruce Bollerud: “Accordion Uffda, Let’s Dance!: Scandanavian House Party Tunes.”

International Accordion Favorites 74 page book & CD set: $19.95. plus $2.98 Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer) 6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days). (Shipping to Canada: $6.06; to Europe: $13.10).

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Wir Gehen nach Lindenau 6
Kukavica Waltz 8
The Band Played On 10
Hank’s Swiss Waltz in C 12
Redwing 14
La Golondrina 16
Helena Polka 19
Goldie’s Waltz 22
Hava Nagila 24
Have Pity Waltz 26
Francuzka Polka 28
Cielito Lindo 30
Scratch Your Nose Polka 32
The Jolly Woodchopper 34
The Repasz Band 37
Forest Flower Waltz 40
El Rancho Grande 42
The Finska Waltz 44
La Paloma 46
Life in the Finnish Woods 48
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland 50
Barbara Polka 52
Under the Double Eagle 55
Sakkajarven 58
The Saturday Night Waltz 60
El Choclo 62
Turkey in the Straw 64
Soldier’s Joy 65
Selma’s Waltz 66
Devil’s Dream 69
Herman’s Swiss Waltz in A 70
The Clarinet Polka
Bruce Bollerud

photo by Dix Bruce

The Goose Island Ramblers, 1960s, l to r:
George Gilbertsen, Wendy Whitford, Bruce Bollerud.
© Copyright 2014 by Musix
Bruce Bollerud, 1958.
Also by Bruce Bollerud:

Accordion Uffda, Let’s Dance!: Scandanavian House Party Tunes