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Fans are generally encouraged to sing along, and at most ballparks, the words "home team" are replaced with the home team's name. Jack Norworth , while riding a subway train, was inspired by a sign that said "Baseball Today — Polo Grounds ". In the song, Katie's boyfriend calls to ask her out to see a show. She accepts the date, but only if her date will take her out to the baseball game. The words were set to music by Albert Von Tilzer and registered with the U.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
In , the first known baseball song was written, "The Base Ball Polka! Norworth then provided those paper scrap lyrics to Albert Von Tilzer who composedthe music which in turn was published by the York Music Company and before the year was over, a hit song was born. In , he changed some lyrics and a second version appeared. Baseball Almanac is proud to present both versions and an actual print of the original sheet music cover. It's really a stupid thing to say and I don't know who made 'em sing it. Why would somebody that's there get up and sing take me out to the ball game?
Men played it, and men gathered to watch it. Women weren't banned outright from ballparks, though they weren't exactly welcomed. She knows the players and their stats, and spends her last pennies on tickets. When he invites her to see a show, she declines — and proposes an alternative:. Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd. First performed in vaudeville shows, the song gained wide popularity during intermission at movie houses, where it was accompanied by painted slides with lyrics. The house vocalist sang the verses, and the audience sang along during the refrain. In , Norworth rewrote the lyrics. The central character, now named Nelly Kelly, was even more forceful than Katie Kasey.