Play Ball

Title

Play Ball

Subject

Sheet Music

Description

V1
I’ve a friend named Dan McCloskey and he’s crazy on Base Ball
I told him I could play third base, but sure, I can’t at all
McClosky said his “nine” would play that coming Saturday
and when I heard my name called out
I bought a suit to play
We went out to the base ball grounds and all dressed up in tights
And when we came out on the field we looked such holy sights
McClosky he went first to bat and knocked a little fly
But the bum short stop he let it drop
And the mob began to cry
Play ball play ball
You’d give a man a fit
You muffers you bluffers
You can not play a bit
To make us pay a quarter each you have an awful gall
All through the game they would exclaim
Play ball play ball
V2
When our side got the fielding mcclosky made a muff
And someone on the benches yelled, McClosky you’re a “stuff”
At that, poor Mac got awful mad and grabbed a bat to fire
It missed the man upon the stand and struck the poor umpire
The captain of the “Neversweats” began to scowl and frown
Before the man had time to think McClosky had him down
Oh! I myself was scared to death
And from the field I fled
And when the flight was at its height
The umpire to us said!
Play ball play ball you’d give a man a fit
You muffers you bluffers
You can not play a bit
To make us pay a quarter each
You have an awful gall
All through the gam they would exclaim
Play ball play ball
V3
And when the game was over twas an interesting score
McClosky’s nine were beaten by just eighty six to four
Poor Mac’s saloon was crowded with a broken hearted mob
And if you’d ask them they would say
The umpire was a slob
At twelve o clock I started home as drunk as I could be
I kicked the door and rang the bell like an Indian on a spree
My wife raised up the window sash
And then put out he head
She gave a roar who’s sat the door?
And this is all I said
Play ball play ball
Come down and let me in
My daisy I’m crazy
Because we didn’t win
And when I gained an entrance sure
There came an awful squall
And now I’ll shot the man that says play ball play ball

Creator

Wm. B. Glenroy

Files

Citation

Wm. B. Glenroy, “Play Ball,” The Baseball Sheet Music Project, accessed August 19, 2019, https://baseballsheetmusic.omeka.net/items/show/177.