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Take me out to the ball game : the story of the sensational baseball song

Author: Amy Whorf McGuiggan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For anyone who has ever sung "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch and wondered why we sing it when we are already at the ball game, this entertaining book supplies the answers. And why did this song become the sport's anthem rather than one of hundreds of other baseball songs, such as George M. Cohan's "Take Your Girl to the Ball Game," written the same month? This story, told here in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Songs
Music
Named Person: Albert Von Tilzer; Jack Norworth; Albert Von Tilzer; Jack Norworth
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Whorf McGuiggan
ISBN: 9780803218918 0803218915
OCLC Number: 247440503
Description: xxi, 123 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The early years : a brief history of baseball --
The new century --
Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats --
1908 : the year of the song --
Baseball and music --
Take me out to the ball game : the sensational baseball song --
Let me hear you good and loud-a-one, a-two, a-three --
Baseball as vaudeville --
Exit smiling.
Responsibility: Amy Whorf McGuiggan ; foreword by Mike Veeck.
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For anyone who has ever sung ""Take Me Out to the Ball Game"" during the seventh-inning stretch and wondered why we sing it when we are already at the ball game, this entertaining book supplies the  Read more...

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