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The lyrics to Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game with Two Happy BearsThe lyrics to the popoular song Take Me Out to the Ball Game were written in 1908 by the Tin Pan Alley musician, Jack Norworth. Even though he had never seen a baseball game in his life, he was able to catch the spirit of the sport and how important it is to millions of people. Read more about the history of Take Me Out to the Ball Game. That page also has lead sheets for the song in seven keys for piano, recorder, woodwinds, brass, and all string instruments. Visit Fluffy and Ivy at www.TwoHappyBears.com.



These are the original lyrics to Take Me Out to the Ball Game that were written by Norworth in 1908.

Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad.
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev'ry sou
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:"

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:

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.