In 1908, the original version of ''Take Me Out to the Ball Game,'' with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, was copyrighted by Von Tilzer's York Music Co.
The song was inspired by a sign that said '' Baseball Tonight'' as Jack was riding a train.
The original was Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad.
just to root for the home town crew
Katie blew.. On a Saturday her young beau... Call 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;
Buy me some peanut's and cracker jacks,
I don't care if I never get back.
Let me 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 name.
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:
Repeat the chorus: