by Jack Norworth & Albert von Tilzer
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.
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Ironically, neither gentleman had seen a ballgame before writing this. Today it is as much a part of baseball as peanuts and hotdogs!