Monday, May 4, 2009

Trivia Monday

In 1927 the new version is sung by Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra at the start of the MGM Musical Film'' Take Me Out to the Ball Game'' in 1949. The new version change was Nelly Kelly loved baseball games, Knew the players, Knew all their names. You could see her there ev'ry day. Shout '' Hurray" When they'd play. Her boy friend by the name of Joe said,'' To Coney Isle, dear, let's go,'' Then Nelly started to fret and pout. And to him I heard her shout. The Chorus sing. ''Take Me Out to the Ball Game''

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

Ev'ry sou

Katie blew.. On a Saturday her young beau... Call to see if she'd like to go 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:


Anonymous said...

Fun post and you have made me hungry for Cracker Jack! (if only my aching teeth could chew the stuff nowdays!) Enjoy your day.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wonderful story of nostalgia! I may be a transplant to this country, but I love hearing and reading of all the stories of how this great and wonderful country started on it's path to all things great.
I enjoy singing that song, especially at the ball games !

Winifred said...

I wondered where this song came from.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

This is so cool, I haven't sung this song in a while. Thanks for the info, and thank you for the memory. Blessings,

Shellmo said...

This was a neat post! And now I need a ball park hot dog....