Fun Fact Friday: Sing along edition

We are going to sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame. Alright everyone ready? Great I will conduct. And a one and a two and….
“Take me out to the ballgame”
STOP!  That is not the first line. Does everyone have their sheet music? It should look like this.

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What do you mean you don’t know this song?!  I guess I’ll tell you the story.  So it goes, Jack Norworth, wrote the song on a train to New York in about fifteen minutes. Now as Miss Baseball, I love what the song is about: Its a story about a guy who wants to ask a girl out and her response, ” Take me out to the ballgame.”  Those words are still true for me. Practice is cancelled.
Here are the lyrics:
Take Me Out To The Ballgame.
Katie Casey was base ball 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
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.”

“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.”

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:

“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.”
Miss Baseball got this from:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poetry/po_stmo.shtml
Check out the website and you can hear eight different versions of the song.

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