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2010 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Polish Festival Slideshow
Parade of the Rogalin Polish Dancers at the conclusion of their exhilarating performance 
at the 2010 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Polish Festival 
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Melody of Love
by Bobby Vinton
Key of A
Guitar Capo Position: 2nd fret
INTRO: G C G D+ G

G                                         C                         
I'm lookin' for a place to go so I can be all alone
      D7                         G
From thoughts and memories
G                                            C      
So that when the music plays I don't go back to the days
Ddim                               D    D7
When love was you and me.


CHORUS
G
Oh, oh, moja droga ja cię kocham
                                   D7
Means that I love you so

Moja droga ja cię kocham
                                  G
More than you'll ever know

Kocham ciebie całym sercem
                                  Am
Love you with all my heart
                      G
Return to me and always be
D7                 G       D+
My melody of love.

G                                        C  
Wish I had a place to hide all my sorrow, all my pride
              D7    G
I just can't get along
G                                          C  
'cause the love once so fine keeps on hurtin' all the time
Ddim                   D    D7
Where did I go wrong?

CHORUS

NOTE: "Melody of Love" was based on a song by sung by Zbigniew Wodecki.
Ddim
1   2   1   3
D+
l
4   2   3   1
Echoes of Poland Dancers at the 2010 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Polish Festival 
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Bobby Vinton, 
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Polish in Detroit - Polish in Hamtramck - Orchard Lake, Michigan 
2013 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival Schedule
Polish Salt Lamps
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is located at 10th & Vinewood in Wyandotte, Michigan. There will be Polish music & dancing (wooden dance floor, hourly 50/50 raffle, Polish food and drink, family style dinners, kiddie rides, Las Vegas, bingo, a big tent with games of skill, a "Grand Raffle" featuring $25, 000 1st prize, $4,000 in additional prizes and Polish imported articles. No coolers or outside food or beverages allowed.

Free off-street parking on Electric Avenue courtesy of DTE. 

Mass Schedule: 
  • Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday 6, 8, 10, and 12 (in Polish).
Festival Hours:
  •  Friday: 4-11 p.m. 
  • Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. 
  • Sunday 1-11 p.m.

NO​ ADMISSION CHARGE

For more information, call (734) 284-9135
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"Melody of Love" was based on a song by sung by Zbigniew Wodecki:

Brzydal był i niezły drań, a sukcesy miał u pań,
jak on to robił, jak?
 Przez to takie wzięcie miał, że zaklęcie proste znał,
co brzmi mniej więcej tak:

 Oo! Moja droga, ja cię kocham, tak kocham, że ho ho!
 "Moja droga, ja cię kocham" - i one wierzą w to!
 Kocham ciebie całym sercem - to prawda, żywy fakt...
 Myślałem, że prowadzę grę, a wyszło coś nie tak, uuu!

 W tej metodzie prostej zbyt jest szaleństwo, ale nikt
 nie pozna na nim się
chyba, że spróbuje i sam, nim minie kilka dni,
 uwierzy w słowa te:

 Oo! "Moja droga, ja cię kocham", to mej miłości pieśń...
Moja droga, ja cię kocham, aż mi to trudno znieść.
Kocham ciebie całym sercem, bo nie ma takich kłamstw,
 co prawdą by nie były, gdy powtarzać setny raz.
 Co prawdą by nie były, gdy powtarzać setny raz.

 / podwyżka o pół tonu /

 Oo! "Moja droga, ja cię kocham", to mej miłości pieśń...
Moja droga, ja cię kocham, aż mi to trudno znieść.
Kocham ciebie całym sercem - to prawda, żywy fakt...
 Myślałem, że prowadzę grę, a wyszło coś nie tak.
 Myślałem, że prowadzę grę, a wyszło coś nie tak.

  2010 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Polish Festival in Wyandotte, Michigan
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Traditional Polish Music
Polish folk music was collected in the 19th century by Oskar Kolberg, as part of a wave of Polish national revival. With the coming of the world wars and then the Communist state, folk traditions were oppressed or subsumed into state-approved folk ensembles. The most famous of the state ensembles are Mazowsze and Śląsk, both of which still perform. Though these bands had a regional touch to their output, the overall sound was a homogenized mixture of Polish styles. There were more authentic state-supported groups, such as Słowianki, but the Communist sanitized image of folk music made the whole field seem unhip to young audiences, and many traditions dwindled rapidly.

Polish dance music, especially the mazurka and polonaise, were popularized by Frederick Chopin, and they soon spread across Europe and elsewhere. These are triple time dances, while five-beat forms are more common in the northeast and duple-time dances like the krakowiak come from the south. The polonaise comes from the French word for Polish to identify its origin among the Polish aristocracy, who had adapted the dance from a slower walking dance called chodzony. The polonaise then re-entered the scene and became an integral part of Polish music.

Poland's five national dances
 (Mazur, Polonez, Kujawiak, Krakowiak, Waltz), as well as modern dance, contemporary dance and ballet are all widely performed today throughout the Polonia community.

Concert of Hungarian Dance

The Hungarian Initiative Foundation, headquartered in Washington DC, is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant to the Hungarian Arts Club of Detroit. This prestigious grant will be used to commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution by hosting a folk dance concert on October 20th at the Dearborn Theatre

After careful review by the award committee, HIF felt, The Hungarian Arts Club of Detroit, proved to be a worthy recipient of this international award. For over 50 years, the HAC has promoted the Hungarian culture through various projects, from hosting renowned musical artists to its annual White Rose Ball, where young girls of Hungarian descent are introduced to society, and a college scholarship is awarded to a Hungarian student studying the fine arts.

The Club will use the grant funds to commemorate the 1956 uprising in Hungary by producing a Dance Concert featuring the Hungarian State Dance Ensemble and notable stories from several Hungarians who immigrated to Michigan after the revolution. The event is planned for October 20th at the Dearborn Theatre. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.dearborntheatre.com or call box office: 313-943-2345

More information about the concert, or become a debutant, or applying for the college scholarship, please contact Linda Enyedy at 248 352 0927 or Ursula Markovits at 734 485 7740.