Out To The Ball Game
by Jack Norworth and
Albert von Tilzer (1908)
Now in public domain
This is another one of those songs we take for granted children
know, but in fact, itís disappearing from their song vocabulary.
This is the first year I have found more children donít know
this song than do. Why does it matter? Because the benefits of
singing are too great to be ignored. But we can only sing
together if we know the same songs. This would be a good time to
send you over to my other website,
SingWithOurKids.com. There you can learn more about the
benefits of singing, get great free ideas for song extenders and
books, and learn about my early learning pilot project!
If your children or the children in your care donít know this
iconic American song, please download and sing it with them so
they can sing it with their children years from now! There are
several wonderful picture books based on this song, like the one
pictured here. They are widely available at libraries, so check
one out and have some fun!
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Just 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.
Fun facts you may
not know about this song:
Jack Norworth, who wrote the lyrics, didnít play baseball and
had never attended a game. But he know a song about baseball
would be a hit, and it was!
This song originally had several verses about Kate Casey, whose
date wanted to take her to a show. She asked to go to a baseball
Get additional verses and learn more