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Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a traditional baseball song that is sung during the seventh-inning stretch (midway through the seventh inning) of a baseball game. The writers of the song before writing had never visited a match.

History[Edit]Edit

The song was written by Jack Norworth, while he sat in the metro. During his ride he saw advertising of baseball at the Polo Grounds, whereby he became inspired. The music, which belonging, was written by Albert Von Tilzer. The song was originally sung by the then-wife of Norworth, Nora Bayes. Norworth wrote In 1927, another version of the song.

Lyrics[Edit]Edit

The entire number is rarely or never Sung. Usually it is the chorus done two times in a row.

Version from 1908

Katie Casey was baseball mad, Had the fever and had it bad. Just to root for the home town crew, Ev'ry sou1 Katie blew. On a Saturday her young beau Called to see if she'd like to go To see a show, but Miss Kate said "No, I'll tell you what you can do: "

Version from 1927

Nelly Kelly loved baseball games, Knew the players, knew all their names. You could see her there ev'ry day, Shout "Hurray" When they'd play. Her boyfriend by the name of Joe Said, "To Coney Isle, dear, let's go", Then Nelly started to fret and pout, And to him, I heard her shout:

(Chorus)

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win, it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, At the old ball game.

Katie Casey saw all the games, Knew the players by their first names. Told the umpire he was wrong, All along, Good and strong. When the score was just two to two, Katie Casey knew what to do, Just to cheer up the boys she knew, She made the gang sing this song:

Nelly Kelly was sure some fan, She would root just like any man, Told the umpire he was wrong, All along, Good and strong. When the score was just two to two, Nelly Kelly knew what to do, Just to cheer up the boys she knew, She made the gang sing this song:

(Chorus)

Stories[Edit]Edit

For the song everyone is asked to stand. This is done so for decades. The story goes that, in the early years of the song, the president was present during a match. During the seventh-inning stretch , he went to his legs to straighten, after which everyone in the stadium found that they needed to do. During this stretch , by pure coincidence, the song was played and is never gone.

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