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Take Me out to the Ballgame!

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(1927 version)

Nelly Kelly loved baseball games,
Knew the players, knew all their names,
You could see her there ev'ry day,
Shout "Hurray" when they'd play.
Her boy friend by the name of Joe
Said, "To Coney Isle, dear, let's go,"
Then Nelly started to fret and pout,
And to him I heard her shout.

"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."

Nelly Kelly was sure some fan,
She would root just like any man,
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along, good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Nelly Kelly knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the game 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, you're out,
At the old ball game."

For parents
Almost 1 in 20 young children under the age of 5 is allergic to at least one food, with studies indicating that many allergies, especially allergy to peanut, are on the rise. Learn how to protect your family in this booklet from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
For kids
Some baseball players and other athletes abuse anabolic steroids. They take doses much higher than would be prescribed for a medical reason. They think steroids will improve how they play. But using steroids in this way is not legal—or safe. Learn more about these substances from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
For teachers
As many teachers have seen, children can be severely allergic to foods that their classmates may bring in their lunches—with peanuts being a common culprit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies in schools and early childhood education programs, with information for administrators, teachers, and staff.

Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
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