for Hootin' Anni's new meme,
THURSDAY THEME SONG.
Because it's almost October, I just had to choose this song.
Everybody in North America knows most of,
but probably not all of, the lyrics to this song,
which is sung during the Seventh Inning Stretch
at almost every baseball game everywhere:
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd,
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.
If you want to know more about this song, including all the original lyrics, click on this link and learn about who wrote it, when it was changed, and who first sang it at a ball game.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
I've chosen two photos of
spring training games
we attended and one of a game
in a Major League ballpark,
along with one of a little guy who just might be
the future of the game... what do you think?
If you've never heard this song, or have never had a chance to sing it, check it out on YouTube:
By Harry Caray
An early recording sung by Edward Meeker
And my favorite baseball song by one of my favorite singers, added here just for fun:
John Fogerty singing Centerfield
Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies.
Posted by Kay for THURSDAY THEME SONG,
definitely a Davies kind of meme.
-- Kay, Alberta, Canada
Let's get this new meme up and running, everyone! Song lyrics and song titles are some of my family's long-time favorite things. Mom (1924-2007) and Dad (1924-2009), we're thinking about you now.