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Songs Written Jack Norworth: Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Shine On, Harvest Moon, Good Evening, Caroline by Books Group

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Jack Norworth: Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Shine On, Harvest Moon, Good Evening, Caroline by Books Group

Published October 25th 2010
ISBN : 9781158280780
Paperback
20 pages
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Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Shine On, Harvest Moon, Good Evening, Caroline. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 18. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in theMoreCommentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Shine On, Harvest Moon, Good Evening, Caroline. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 18. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Take Me Out to the Ball Game is an early-20th century Tin Pan Alley song which became the unofficial anthem of baseball, although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song. The song is traditionally sung during the seventh-inning stretch of a baseball game. Fans are encouraged to sing along. The words were written in 1908 by vaudeville star Jack Norworth, who while riding a subway train, was inspired by a sign that said Baseball Today Polo Grounds. The words were set to music by Albert Von Tilzer, (Norworth and Von Tilzer finally saw their first Major League Baseball games 32 and 20 years later, respectively). The song was first sung by Norworths then-wife Nora Bayes and popularized by many other vaudeville acts. Norworth wrote an alternative version of the song in 1927. (Norworth and Bayes were famous for writing and performing such smash hits as Shine On, Harvest Moon.) With the sale of so many records, sheet music, and piano rolls, the song became one of the most popular hits of 1908. The Haydn Quartet singing group, led by popular tenor Harry MacDonough, recorded a successful version on Victor Records. Contrary to some sources, Billy Murray, although a fan of baseball in general and the New York Giants in particular, never recorded a version of the song. One of the well-known quartets, whose sessions frequently included Murray, did record the song, but without Murray, leading to some confusion in some of the record catalogues. The confusion, nonetheless, is so pervasive that, when Take Me Out to the Ball Game was selected by the National Endowment for...http: //booksllc.net/?id=30689