Base-Ball Game of Love


Base-Ball Game of Love


V1 When I first gaz’d into your eyes Your image made a home run to my heart I tried to tag the feeling which into my heart was steeling But it had too great a start I thought ‘twas just a base hit that you made And you’d be caught in stealing second base But you went the whole way ‘round and very soon I found There was going to be a real live pennant race

V2 When first you gaz’d into my eyes You tried to steal from me a kiss or two And tho’ some trials were misses yet you stole enough of kisses That I lost the game to you I thought t’was just a foul tip that you made And soon in one, two, three I’d have you out But you seem’d to like my curves and got what you deserv’d For you earn’d that one home run without a doubt

Chorus I was on first and you on second Cupid held the third base down He coax’d me to lead off and catch you But you saw me start I found And as we two reach’d third together Cupid gave us such a shove That we both slid for the home plate In our base ball game of love


Arthur Longbrake (words), Edith Barbier (music)




Arthur Longbrake (words), Edith Barbier (music), “Base-Ball Game of Love,” The Baseball Sheet Music Project, accessed October 3, 2022,