Baseball on Stage


Baseball on Stage




BA MSS 3. Margaret and Franklin Steele Sheet Music Collection. National Baseball Hall of Fame Library. , Cooperstown, NY.

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I Can't Miss That Ball Game
“Now Jimmy Jones,” the teacher said,
You lied just yesterday!
You told me that your Ma was ill,
And home you’d have to stay.
But you went to the game instead,
And just because you lied.
just take your slate and rule,
And stay I nafter…

You're Gonna Win That Ball Game, Uncle Sam!
Uncle Sam, when you play ball the rules must all be fair:
Your name is in a golden frame for playing on the square.
Uncle Sam, we’ve made a vow since that Pearl harbor raid,
And now it’s up to you to show them how the game is…

Gee! It's a Wonderful Game
V1 Who discovered the land of the brave and the free? I don’t know, I don’t know ‘Twas Christy Columbus is what they tell me May be so, I don’t know There’s only one Christy that I know at all One Christy that I ever saw He’s the one who discovered…

I Can't Get to First Base With You
I’ve sacrificed and bunted my own heart
I laughed with tears in my eyes
After each ending you want a new start
Lover, you can’t realize
The game is over,
There’s nothing else we can do
I can’t get to first base with you

Remember Me To My Old Gal
"Successfully introduced by those three great ball players Chief Bender, Coombs, and Morgan the heroes of the world series."

So you’re going back where fields are green
And skies are always blue
Well if I could have my wish tonight
I’d be…

Little Puff of Smoke, Goodnight
Little colored child
He’s been running wild
Running all the livelong day
Must be tired out
Must be just about
Ready now to seek the hay
Mammy sits right near
Pickaninny dear
Nothing’s goin’ to harm him, no
Mammy she, her watch will…

Little Alligator Bait
Mammy dry my tears
I’m so full of fears
I’ve just been scared to death while comin’ home
‘way down de other stret
De white folks dat I meet
Tells me I won’t be living long, and you’ll be all alone
Dey called me choc’late drop
But I begged…

Those Ragtime Melodies
V1 You have heard most of the songs of late Ev’ry one likes something up to date All the rage, upon the stage When ever you go to a musical show Sneaky freaky coony drags Old t ime opears changed to rags People swaying, bands a playing Ragtime…
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