“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is a Tin Pan Alley song from 1908. It was written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, neither of which had attended a game prior to composing the tune.
Nelly Kelly loved baseball games,
Knew the players, knew all their names.
You could see her there ev’ry day,
When they’d play.
Her boyfriend 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:
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks,
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.
Free Sheet Music
The following piano arrangement is perfect for students that are just getting started.