Take Me Out to the Ball Game

1908 年に作られた曲。最近、歌詞が1908 年版と1927 年版の二種類あるってことを知った。もっともヴァースの部分が違っているだけで、Seventh Inning Stretch でやるコーラスの部分は一緒である。

 

 

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
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]
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

[Verse 2]
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]

 

 

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:

[Chorus]
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