Writer(s): Jack Norworth / Albert Ton Tilzer
Sung by Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in the movie,
“Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
Nelly Kelly, the big ball game
Knew the players, knew all their names
You could see her there everyday,
Shout hooray when they play
Her boyfriend by the name of Joe
Said to Connie, my 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 crackerjack
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,
In the old ball game.
ANOTHER VERSION by Doris Day
Katie Casey was baseball mad,
Had the fever and had it bad,
Just to root for her hometown 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 ballgame,
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts 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 your out.
At the old ball game.