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1927 Version

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 boyfriend by the name of Joe
Said, "To Coney Isle, dear, we'll go",
Then Nelly started to fret and pout,
And to him, I heard her shout:

HEY!!

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.




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1908 Version

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:"
note: from wikipedia---The term "sou", now obscure, was at the time common slang for a low-denomination coin. In French the expression 'sans le sou' means penniless. Carly Simon's version, produced for Ken Burns' 1994 documentary Baseball, reads "Ev'ry cent/Katie spent".

link to lyrics
link to youtube video
Images are one's I've posted many months ago. All in reference to baseball around AZ. and TX.






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40 comments :

  1. I had never heard the 1908 version, thanks for the info Anni. I'm not much of a baseball fan but that doesn't mean I don't like this song. In fact I'm probably going to be humming it all day tomorrow.

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    1. All the meme'rs songs make me humming along most of the day too.

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  2. you will take me to the ball game? Used to play softball.

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    1. My hands are too small to play softball...the ball is much larger than a baseball.

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  3. It's a good old song, that I think everyone knows! I never heard the old version though. Thanks for a fun one today!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the 'fun' song.

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    1. Glad to have you here at the ol' ballgame today Denise.

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  5. A great post today - I used to love that song, but haven't heard it in a LONG time! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! It felt strange today not to link up to the theme song...but Sharon at FHC posted it for me! It was fun to guest blog!

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    1. Loved your guest blogging idea.

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  6. Well this post certainly brought back memories of attending our local farm teams games every Friday when I was a child.

    My parents are still big baseball fans..especially Atlanta Braves.
    Hugs C

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    1. Braves fans, huh? My dad was a Cardinal fan while I grew up...

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  7. I don't think I've ever been to a professional baseball game. But that doesn't mean I can't feel the excitement in these pictures. I sure do know the song, though (the later version). Thanks, Anni! :-)

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    1. The game, the crack of the bat, the home team, the field...and catching fly balls....it's all a great part of the game.

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  8. I'd only heard the chorus, not the rest of the song. I haven't been to a baseball game yet this season, but I intend to get to a game before too long. ;-)

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    1. Well, now....you must go soon then. Summer isn't summer without a ball game.

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  9. Love the song, though I had not heard the 1908 version. Your photos are wonderful, love the mascots. They always remind me of my baby brother, he was the high school mascot, a wildcat, for three years. He was GREAT at it too, people would come to the games just to watch him! He would get so hot in that costume, but would wear it the entire game. Fun times! Thanks for helping me remember!
    Happy Thursday!!

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    1. Y'know I always enjoy your theme...you put so much work into your posts, and it shines thru!!!

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  10. Anni, brings back memories. I always enjoy visiting you.

    I have some photos up of Brandon today. Hope you have time to stop by.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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    1. Mary!!! Glad to see you out and about Blogland....you've been missed.

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  11. I've always loved baseball.. I got that from my Daddy. He was a huge Yankee's fan in the '40's when I was a little gal. He'd take me downtown to the 'Pool Room' (Mom hated that he took me there... ha) to get the scores off of the ticker tape machines....

    When I was a teen, I loved the Brooklyn Dodgers --so Daddy and I were not on the same sides then!!!!! My little town also had a farm league one year... Daddy was the ticket seller at the ballpark --so I got to go with him to alot of games. I loved watching the games and getting to know those young guys.

    When I lived near Houston, I loved the Astros and used to go to games on occasion. SO much fun!!!!!!

    I also went to Wrigley Field one year to see the Cubs play... I heard Harry Caray sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".... AWESOME...

    Great memories.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I'm still a Yankees fan!!!! Love the Colorado Rockies [my 'home state'] and then the D'Backs when we lived in AZ, and now the Astros!!

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  12. I always enjoyed singing this in the seventh inning stretch. I don't know how many ballparks still do it, but it sure is fun. Love your photos, Anni. We're Toronto Blue Jays fans here now, but Dick used to be a Montreal Expos fan before the team moved away. Wish we had a major league team in western Canada, but there doesn't seem to be a city large enough to support hockey, football, and baseball too.
    K

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    1. Around here, we only have the 'farm team' for the Astros...but it's still good to get out and see a minor league game sometimes too.

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  13. My brother played baseball for years. I loved hitting the ball as hard as I could...never made it over the fence though!

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    1. I can't recall ever hitting over the fence either. But, still the game is fun!!!

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  14. Goodness, you found the whole song! I have never heard more than the chorus and thought that was all there is to it.

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    1. The chorus is about the only part that is ever sung at games in the 7th inning stretch.

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  15. I never heard the 1908 version before. I've never been to a major league game. I have gone to several minor league ones though. It was always fun. Kind of takes me back to the day when my son was playing little league. I always loved that

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    1. Yep, around here it's minor league too. The Corpus Christi Hooks.

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  16. It does bring back memories, doesn't it. :)

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    1. Yep...if you saw the video from the link....that too brings back memories!!

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  17. Baseball is something my dad and I watch together. He use to see the games in the Chicago area when he was young and was from Michigan. I would like to see a pro game someday. Thanks for sharing the lyrics to the “old ball game...coffee is on.

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    1. Hi Dora!!! It's been a long time since we've visited each other. I appreciate your review on the newest J. D. movie!!

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  18. Here I thought I knew all songs but ya got me on this one, I didn't even know there was an older version!

    Great read sweetie!

    Have a fantastically blessed day sweetie!!! :o)

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  19. The Rangers are doing well this year and Hamilton is gpoing for the triple crown I think...he is off to a blazing start. Did you see his 4 homers in 4 at-bats a couple weeks ago??? And Darvish...WOW that kid can pitch. Good luck to your 'Stros!

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    1. I follow the National League....but next year, if I understand correctly, both Astros AND Rangers will be American League...so, that means I'll be watching more Rangers games when they play each other more often.

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  20. I haven't been to a live game but have seen many games on the television... must be a feeling of ecstasy to see your fave team winning and you cheer some more :)

    Have a good weekend, Ms Anni!

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    1. Actually, been going to live games here....but in all honesty, I like the TV games best...they have better viewing. And close-ups. LOL

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