- Written by Chad Criswell
It's summer time and along with all the great patriotic music our country has other traditional summer songs. One of the most recognized and often sung is Take Me Out To The Ball Game. This article contains sheet music in PDF and Sibelius SIB formats that you can download and print to play on your favorite instrument or sing along during the seventh inning stretch!
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Free Sheet Music For The Classic American Baseball Song- Take Me Out To The Ball Game
This file contains the music to the chorus only of Take Me Out To The Ball Game. The music to the verses may be added at a later date. To hear an authentic wax cylinder recording of Take Me Out To The Ball Game , including the other verses you may wish to visit TinSmiths.com.
The strange irony is that the writer of Take Me Out To The Ball Game had never actually been to a baseball game.
Please note that the files below come in many different forms. Some are plain PDF files while others are in Sibelius SIB music notation format and still others are in Finale music notation format. There is also an MP3 recording available below of the band arrangement being played (all parts available below). Also please note that if the parts are numbered, 1st parts are always the melody while 2nd parts are always the harmony. I'm not the greatest arranger in the world, but these work well for my 5th and 6th grade beginning band students.
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The lyrics (words) to
The most common lyrics to the song include the chorus as shown below:
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.
There are, however, additional lyrics and verses to the song:
Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad.
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev'ry sou1 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:"
Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names.
Told the umpire he was wrong,
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: