Take Me Out to the Ball Game

One of the best-known songs in America, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was written by vaudeville’s Jack Norworth in 1908. The music is by Albert von Tilzer, whose York Music Company published it. The song became a sensation when it was included with a set of picture slides in nickelodeons across the country. The verse has been largely forgotten, but the chorus is still sung at most ballparks in the country during the seventh-inning stretch. The complete song goes: Katie Casey was baseball mad, Had the fever and had it bad; Just to root for her hometown 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.” Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd.pp2 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 its a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out At the old ball game!