Friday Cardinals Blogging

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Opening day in St. Louis. Go Cards!
While I’m on the subject of baseball let me just say:

I am sick to death of the song “God Bless America”!

No, really, I never liked it much to begin with but now that it is being used every where to ram a psuedo-patriotism down peoples throats it makes me want to hurl. I like the national anthem, I like “Take me out to the Ballgame” – the full version is below- but come on! Enough is enough!

Lyrics to “Take me out to the Ballgame” :

Katie Casey was base ball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev’ry sou Katie blew.
On a Saturday, he 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 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.”

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:

“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, your out,
At the old ball game.”


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One Response

  1. Hey cool, now I know the words and I can sing, too:)

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