Who Stole the Kishka?

"Who Stole the Kishka?"
Form polka
Composer(s) Walter Dana
Lyricist(s) Walt Solek
Language English
Music sample
Who Stole the Keeshka?
A 16 second clip from Frankie Yankovic's "Who Stole the Keeshka?"

Who Stole the Kishka?, originally spelled "Who Stole the Keeshka?" is a traditional polka tune, written by Walter Dana (music),[1] and by Walter Solek (lyrics), and recorded and performed by various bands. One popular version was familiar to American radio audiences from a 1963 recording by Grammy award-winning polka artist Frankie Yankovic.

According to an obituary for Walt Solek who wrote and recorded the song, "Keeshka always gets the crowd going at a Polkaholics show as it has since it was recorded in the 1950s with English lyrics!"[2]

The song ends with the pleading refrain "but please bring back my kishka".


  1. Martin, Douglas (March 13, 2000). "Walter Dana, Polka Promoter, Dies at 96". The New York Times (March 13). Retrieved 2008-12-24.
  2. It's no joke Notice of Walter Solek's passing on Extreme Polka website http://polkaboy.typepad.com/polkaholics/2005/04/its_no_joke.html
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