Take Me Out to the Ball Game

October 18, 2006 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

This American favorite is great fun for any time.  The words to the song were originally written in 1908 by Jack Norworth while riding a New York City subway train.  Put to music by songwriter Albert Von Tilzer, the song was an instant success.  Almost 100 years later, it is still one of the most sung songs in the United States.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game is traditionally sung at Major League Baseball games during the “seventh inning stretch,” and is always a great fan favorite for young and old alike.  The fans attending the ball game are usually encouraged to sing along.

Take me out to the ball game
Take me out with the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks
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

There are two sets of verses that were written for the song, although only the chorus is generally known and sung now.  For the verses and more about the song’s history, visit the song’s entry on Wikipedia.

About these ads

Entry filed under: Traditional Songs. Tags: .

The Shape Song Here Comes Santa Claus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


This site is in constant construction mode. We will continue to add great traditional children songs as we can, but we need your help.

If you know additional verses or alternate words to a song listed on Kid Songs, please leave a comment. We appreciate all input, and will be happy to include helpful info whenever possible.

If you know of a great kids' song that is not yet listed here, please email it to us with any background info you can include.

 
Finally, the purpose of this site is to help people find children's songs. We have made every attempt to insure that the inclusion of these songs does not infringe on any copyright protection. If you are the legal copyright owner of any song listed on this site, or if you have information regarding their copyright status, please contact us.

Stats 'n Stuff

  • 943,644 hits since July 23, 2006

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: