Dedicated to Dave and Kathy Winne,              "The Most Organized Couple In Existence"

    EXCELLENT  JOB!!!!!!!!

In 1858, the first baseball song was written, "The Base Ball Polka!" It was not quite as famous as Jack Norworth's 1909 classic, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," which was written on some scrap paper on a train ride to Manhattan. Jack Norworth was a vaudeville entertainer / songwriter and spent fifteen minutes writing this classic which is sung during the seventh inning stretch at every ball park in the country. In 1927, he changed some lyrics and a second version appeared. Baseball Almanac is proud to present both versions and an actual print of the original music.

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Author: Jack NorworthMvc-611s.jpg (43632 bytes)

Published: 1908

Katie Casey was base ball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,Mvc-612s.jpg (29462 bytes)
Ev'ry sou Katie blew.Mvc-613s.jpg (32718 bytes)Mvc-614s.jpg (32086 bytes)
On a Saturday, he 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."Mvc-615s.jpg (34312 bytes)Mvc-618s.jpg (32857 bytes)

"Take me out to the ball game,Mvc-616s.jpg (28744 bytes)
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,Mvc-617s.jpg (40553 bytes)
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,Mvc-620s.jpg (21439 bytes)Mvc-622s.jpg (30317 bytes)
At the old ball game."

Katie Casey saw all the games,Mvc-623s.jpg (38229 bytes)Mvc-624s.jpg (50909 bytes)
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.Mvc-625s.jpg (50458 bytes)Mvc-626s.jpg (50945 bytes)
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:Mvc-627s.jpg (41481 bytes)

"Take me out to the ball game,Mvc-628s.jpg (33264 bytes)Mvc-629s.jpg (27378 bytes)
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.Mvc-630s.jpg (24766 bytes)Mvc-631s.jpg (43895 bytes)
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."

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Take Me Out to the Ball GameMvc-634s.jpg (34082 bytes)

Author: Jack NorworthMvc-633s.jpg (35102 bytes)

Published: 1927Mvc-636s.jpg (40592 bytes)Mvc-640s.jpg (33851 bytes)

Nelly Kelly love baseball games,Mvc-638s.jpg (34555 bytes)
Knew the players, knew all their names,Mvc-599s.jpg (39647 bytes)Mvc-639s.jpg (51441 bytes)
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.Mvc-641s.jpg (31332 bytes)Mvc-649s.jpg (30861 bytes)Mvc-650s.jpg (38173 bytes)

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,Mvc-651s.jpg (49045 bytes)
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,Mvc-655s.jpg (46473 bytes)
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."

Nelly Kelly was sure some fan,Mvc-660s.jpg (37477 bytes)
She would root just like any man,Mvc-657s.jpg (45073 bytes)Mvc-658s.jpg (46865 bytes)Mvc-659s.jpg (41455 bytes)
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along, good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,Mvc-661s.jpg (45226 bytes)
Nelly Kelly knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the game sing this song.

"Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.Mvc-664s.jpg (58175 bytes)
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,Mvc-663s.jpg (54743 bytes)Mvc-665s.jpg (42101 bytes)Mvc-666s.jpg (37941 bytes)
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."Mvc-671s.jpg (32906 bytes)

                          Welcome to "Winnesville" USA

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    This is the modest home Dave grew up in as a child.       Daves Horse Stables.       A ride on Daves old school bus.

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Sterilizing my hands before touching Howies engine.        quack,quack,quack,qua...      The "Club Car" charging
  Prez Bob, the master mechanic, helps us diagnose.                                                         for the next day.

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I don't know what to call this!    In a puff of smoke and a mighty hi ho TD!             Prez's A, always goes 62mph.

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    No, you can't start    You hold it in your cheeks like this...then swallow.  Gotta watch him            aaaAHHH!
    with the samples!                                                                                     every minute.             MY ARM!!

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   Dinner @ Hamilton NY on the way home Sunday!                     Flee Market City, USA       

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We lost Jan, Dave, Fred and Diane to the "Giant Flee Market" on the way home. Has anybody seen them since?

The back of my head still hurts from laughing so much!
Thanks again to Dave and Kathy Winne for a wonderful weekend!            Now off to the Glenn!