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!
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.
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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:" CHORUS
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
Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print. He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
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