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Lyrics: Jack Norworth (1908) Music: Albert Von Tilzer
(Note: Both writers had never been to a baseball game. Jack's inspiration came while he was riding a New York City subway train and spotted a sign that said "Ballgame Today at the Polo Grounds."
First time they saw a baseball game was: Jack 32yrs later, Albert 20yrs later.
See www.wikipedia.org for a history of the song.)
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
Verse 1 (1927 Version)
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 boy friend 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.
Verse 2 (1927 Version)
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 game sing this song.