View Full Version : Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Daniel Nestlerode
Apr-05-2004, 11:55am
The Baseball Season started last night. And while the boys of summer looked a little cold out there in Baltimore, I couldn't help but feel a little more joy in my life. I watched a couple of innings even though I dislike the American League and ignore it whenever possible since the advent of the DH. Baseball is baseball and a welcome sight to eyes that have been assualted by (American) football and dulled by basketball.

Anyway I feel like celebrating. So...

I am hoping someone has access to or knows where I can find mando-tab for "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." I'm interested in the full tune, including the verses. I know that Jethro and Don Stiernberg have both done version of this song, so I'm hoping my request is not beyond the pale.

I have checked the cafe, co-mando, and the comando email list archives and come up short.

Hoping someone can help me out.

Daniel http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Apr-06-2004, 3:55pm
Hooray for the start of baseball season!! Sam Bush does a great version that I'd like to learn.

Michael H Geimer
Apr-06-2004, 4:43pm
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out to the park,
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks®,
I don't care if I ever come back!

Now let's all root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame,
But it's ONE! TWO! THREE! strikes your out,
At the old ball game.

Sorry, no TAB here, but I bet y'all just sang along http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Apr-07-2004, 2:39am
Correction, Benignus...

Hey...this is my bag...nothin' like a ball game! (Excuse my analness...) Ah! The simple things in life!

Take me out to the ballgame
Take me out to the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks
I don't care if I never get back

For it's 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 ole...ball...game....

Life is too complicated... Take me out to the ballgame, man.. Yeah... On that I can relate... I go all the time to the wonderful rinky-dink minor-league stuff here... It's GREAT! I can talk to the players and everything! (I always bring my glove...in hopes of catching a fly...)

You wouldn't believe the fun we have (here in the neighborhood) with baseball... Right here in my backyard! They all come! Kids from 4 to ....??? 80. Backyard baseball...The ultimate of fun... Chicken-coop doubles...hittin' "Poppy" on the roof... Ahhh...Ya just gotta be here to understand... Ooops! Many a window we have broken... I dig baseball... I dig the simple things in life...

Tom C
Apr-07-2004, 7:25am
Somehere I have the chords by Don Stiernberg. 1 version is straight version another
jazzy. No tab. I wish I had my mando to confirm this so..

G on D string Take
G on E string (an octive higher) me
open E out
D on A string to
....more on A string. the ball game
When you do the 2nd part of this verse I think there is a Dsharp in there.

.....Ah, Just get Sam Bush's CD with it on it.

Michael H Geimer
Apr-07-2004, 9:18am
OdnamNool ... thanks. (I stand corrected, as the saying goes)

Mike Buesseler
Apr-07-2004, 10:22am
Yeah, but Benignus used the trademark on his "Cracker Jacks ®". #Cool... #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Ted Eschliman
Apr-07-2004, 10:33am
Anybody else remember this classic play last Fall that doomed the Cubbies' fate in the 2003 World Series?...


Tom C
Apr-07-2004, 10:48am
You're too much. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif