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I found a couple new videos of the Simon Sisters singing their song:

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This video includes the audio from Simon Sisters on The World of Folk Music, a radio show of Oscar Brand’s, October 6, 1960.  They sing “Wynken Blynken and Nod” and a french translation of “Blowin’ in the Wind,”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xdi6h8v62E

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Here, the Simon Sisters sing this song on the Phil Donahue Show in 1991.  Lucy Simon shared that this is the first song she ever wrote.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsAR0Kc2zZs

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Blowin’ in the Wind
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Jon J. Muth

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CARLY SIMON
The Singable Picture Books of Carly Simon
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-singable-picture-books-of-carly-simon/

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OSCAR BRAND
Singable Picture Books (and Other Musical Treasures) of Oscar Brand
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/singable-picture-books-and-other-musical-treasures-of-oscar-brand/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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The Fisherman’s Song
Words and Music by Carly Simon
Illustrated by Margot Datz
ISBN 0-385-41955-4

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The Lobster Quadrille (and Other Poems for Children)
Edited by Lucy Simon
Illustrated by Susan Bennett
CD: Carly & Lucy Simon Sing Songs for Children
The poems illustrated and set to music in the book, and on the CD:
Wynken, Blynken and Nod (Eugene Field)
Calico Pie (Edward Lear)
The Lamplighter (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Owl and the Pussycat (Edward Lear)
Sleep, Baby, Sleep (Traditional Lullaby)
The Lamb (William Blake)
The Lobster Quadrille (Lewis Carroll)
Who Has Seen the Wind (Christina Rossetti)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
A Red, Red Rose (Robert Burns)
A Pavane for the Nursery (William Jay Smith)

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Mother Goose’s Basket Full of Rhymes
Rhymes Sung by Carly Simon
Illustrated by Steven Haskamp
ISBN 978-0689831171

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her deligthful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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Following are Singable Picture Books of Eugene Field’s poem “Wynken, Blynken and Nod.”  A few artists have set this poem to music, but the best one, IMHO, is by Carly and Lucy Simon.  I frequently sing this song to children in their classrooms, and it is one of the few ballads that I can count on to captivate the the whole class of children, boys and girls alike, from beginning to end.

A YouTube of Simon Sisters’ coffee house performance of “Wynken, Blynken and Nod”.
The audio is crackly, but the mood is set, and it is fun to journey back to 60’s New York:

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by David McPhail

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers


Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Johanna Westerman

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Carly Simon’s Itsy-Bitsy Spider

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Itsy-Bitsy Spider

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STj9R6jeFyo

It’s fun to sing, not just the traditional old favorite, but also with Carly Simon’s pizzaz.

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The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Lorianne Siomades

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Carly Simon’s Mockingbird

Some great pizazz with Carly Simon (and James Taylor) in “Mockingbird,” too:

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Mockingbird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAtWJ8J1DeA

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Mockingbird
Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Paul Howard

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Carly Simon’s fantastic website:
http://www.carlysimon.com/

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Carly Simon’s Official SoundCloud page, here:
http://soundcloud.com/carly-simon-official/tracks
(FANTASTIC!!)

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Carly Simon’s blog, here:
http://simonspeaks.typepad.com/simon_speaks/

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Carly Simon wiki, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carly_Simon

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MOTHER GOOSE COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose Singable Picture Books and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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CARLY SIMON
The Singable Picture Books of Carly Simon
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-singable-picture-books-of-carly-simon/

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The Fisherman’s Song
Words and Music by Carly Simon
Illustrated by Margot Datz
ISBN 0-385-41955-4

This book includes printed music for the song.

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“The Fisherman’s Song” was written for Carly Simon’s album “Have You Seen Me Lately,”

“The Fisherman’s Song” is track 10.  Preview or purchase it, here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BHLG6S/ref=dm_dp_trk10?ie=UTF8&qid=1344044680&sr=1-1

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You can sing along with “The Fisherman’s Song” via Carly Simon’s Official SoundCloud Page:
http://soundcloud.com/carly-simon-official/the-fishermans-song

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Carly Simon talks with Joan London about writing the song and creating the book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C5ioh9gNjA
This video includes a live performance of her song.

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To hear Carly Simon’s recording of “Fisherman’s Song” (with backup vocals by Judy Collins and Lucy Simon)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6aUK2kgcUk

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THE FISHERMAN’S SONG
Words and Music by Carly Simon

In a pine forest cooler than the rest of the island
Lives a young fisherman with eyes like the sea
He built his own boat and made his own cabin
but he’s broken the hearts of the likes of me

Now you must understand he made me a promise
there were secrets we shared we planted a tree
We lived in a cabin, I fished along side of him
I fell under the spell of his sorcery

When he cast me adrift at the end of the summer
It was not for another but his own privacy
I fell apart like a rose, but the scent of my longing
Remains and it weeps like an old willow tree

At night when it’s still, with a yellow moon rising
When his candle is snuffed and he’s deep in a dream
I move like a cat, and crawl into his window
And lie down beside him in a golden moonbeam

The smell of his skin is just like the summer
When our love was as fresh as the grass in the fields
And ever so softly I kiss his eyelids
Before slipping away, my secret concealed

Though I’m in it alone, I’m still in it, In love
And love can be lonely like a sweet melody
But just maybe he feels like a whisper inside him
Like an angel beside him, keeping him company

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CARLY SIMON
The Singable Picture Books of Carly Simon

HOT DOG! 

Finally, finally, a Singable Picture Book is published with the FULL set of lyrics for “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and it is a wonderful, wonderful edition, by far the best one I’ve seen:

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

Amiko Hirao’s illustration of Take Me Out to the Ball Game comes with a  CD of songs performed by Carly Simon.  Ms. Simon sings an amazing arrangement (including ukulele and a gang of friends in the chorus) of this classic baseball song on Track 1.  Plus, in the last pages of the book, read the “Performer’s Note,” and you will learn of Ms. Simon’s very special connection to the game of baseball and the great Jackie Robinson.  This is a FABULOUS book.

And KUDOS to Peter Yarrow and Imagine Publishing who put out this book and other Singable Picture Book favorites including “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “The Marvelous Toy,” which are all favorites in Sing Books with Emily gatherings!  These books are always in the “most requested” lists.

Carly Simon’s version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was originally recorded for Ken Burn’s amazing documentary on Baseball.
Read all about the series, and learn a lot about the game, here:
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/

As with many folk songs, there are often varying versions of the lyrics.  The song was first published in 1908 and these are the original lyrics (the lyrics in the book vary slightly, too).  A slightly different set of lyrics was published in 1927.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Published by York Music Company

Katie Casey was baseball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev’ry sou Katie blew.
On a Saturday, her young beau
Called to see if she’d like to go,
To see a show but Miss Kate said,
“No, I’ll tell you what you can do.”

“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.”

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang 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.”

A Wikipedia article about Albert von Tilzer, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Von_Tilzer

A Wikipedia article about Jack Norworth, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Norworth

Read the full post about this song which includes pictures, videos, links (and other Singable Picture Book versions), here:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/take-me-out-to-the-ballgame-a-singable-picture-book-with-a-sing-along-by-mo-playing-fife/

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Amy Huntington
“Favorite” Series by ChildsWorld

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Jim Burke

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Alec Gillman

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December 2010

My son Mo (who is eight) plays the fife and has been working on baseball’s signature tune,”Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”


www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fFn-jZ8lqw

Mo dedicates this performance (December 2010) to his 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Coffman.

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April 2011

HOT DOG!  Finally, finally, a Singable Picture Book is published with the FULL set of lyrics for “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and it is a wonderful, wonderful edition, by far the best one I’ve seen:
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

Amiko Hirao’s illustration of Take Me Out to the Ball Game comes with a  CD of songs performed by Carly Simon.  Ms. Simon sings an amazing arrangement (including ukulele and a gang of friends in the chorus) of this classic baseball song on Track 1.  Plus, in the last pages of the book, read the “Performer’s Note,” and you will learn of Ms. Simon’s very special connection to the game of baseball and the great Jackie Robinson.  This is a FABULOUS book.

And KUDOS to Peter Yarrow and Imagine Publishing who put out this book and other Singable Picture Book favorites including “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “The Marvelous Toy,” which are all favorites in Sing Books with Emily gatherings!  These books are always in the “most requested” lists.

Carly Simon’s version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was originally recorded for Ken Burn’s amazing documentary on Baseball.
Read all about the series, and learn a lot about the game, here:
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/

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Addendum, 9/30/2017

Jim Burke’s illustration is much more academic than Amiko Hirao’s illustration.  I probably won’t use this one for singing to the children, but that doesn’t make this book any less wonderful. If you want to learn about the song, it’s important historical context in the history of America’s favorite pastime, and about some of the most important characters and storied fields in baseball history, then this is a book you need for your shelf.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Jim Burke

This book features printed music, extensive historical information about the song, and an introduction of Pete Hamill

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is the subject of a few other Singable Picture Books, although, just the chorus is included in these.  Some of them, however, include wonderful bits of history about the song and the game of baseball.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Alec Gillman

This version features printed music and some interesting historical information about the song, the lyricist, composer, and the game of baseball.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Story by Maryann Kovalski
Song Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert von Tilzer
Illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

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Players in Pigtails
Book by Shana Corey
Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
Words to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (printed on the end papers) by Jack Norworth/Music by Albert von Tilzer

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You can also sing-along with parodies in these books:

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Take Me Out of the Bathtub (and Other Silly Dilly Songs)

Traditional Tunes
Words Adapted by Alan Katz
Illustrated by David Catrow
(Terrific videos of Alan Katz talking about his work, here:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Take-Me-Out-Of-The-Bathtub-And-Other-Silly-Dilly/Alan-Katz/9780689829031
Just scroll down, find the video windows and Play)

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Going Going Gone! (And Other Silly Dilly Sports Songs)

Traditional Tunes
Words Adapted by Alan Katz
Illustrated by David Catrow

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We all sing just the chorus at the 7th inning stretch, but the song has two verses.

As with many folk songs, there are often varying versions of the lyrics.  The song was first published in 1908 and these are the original lyrics.  A slightly different set of lyrics was published in 1927.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Published by York Music Company

Katie Casey was baseball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev’ry sou Katie blew.
On a Saturday, her young beau
Called to see if she’d like to go,
To see a show but Miss Kate said,
“No, I’ll tell you what you can do.”

“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.”

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang 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.”

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This video features Ed Meeker’s 1908 recording of the song with the original lyrics of all verses and accompanied by wonderful archival photographs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4-gsdLSSQ0
Edward Meeker’s 1908 recording of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” was inducted in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry in April 2011.  Read about it further down in this article, or click here:
http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-073.html

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It is said that Jack Norworth wrote the lyrics while riding the subway in New York City, never having ever seen a baseball game.  The following links offer song history about “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,”

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From the Library of Congress:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200153239/default.html

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From Baseball Almanac:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poetry/po_stmo.shtml

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From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Me_Out_to_the_Ball_Game

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From Major League Baseball:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fan_forum/babyruth/index.jsp?content=history

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An interesting blog about the song from “Baseball Researcher”:
http://baseballresearcher.blogspot.com/2009/10/take-me-out-to-ball-game-polo-grounds.html

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Click here to download free sheet music for “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”:
http://www.free-scores.com/download-sheet-music.php?pdf=20890
This site also features a brief biography of Albert Von Tilzer, the composer, who just happens to be a Hoosier!

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A Wikipedia article about Albert von Tilzer, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Von_Tilzer

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A Wikipedia article about Jack Norworth, here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Norworth

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So important to our national identity, the US Post Office issued a stamp in 2008 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the song:
http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/localnews/md/md_2008_0717.htm

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Sheet Music Cover, 1908

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On Amazon.com, the caption for this book, a historical account of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” says that the song is the third most sung in America after “Happy Birthday” and “Star-Spangled Banner,

Baseball’s Greatest Hit: The Story of Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Written by Robert Thompson, Tim Wiles, Andy Strasberg

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Addendum, April 6, 2011

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” as recorded by Edward Meeker, is inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.  From the LOC website:

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” Edward Meeker, accompanied by the Edison Orchestra (1908)
 This popular song has become an unofficial national anthem of America’s national pastime. It was composed in 1908 and was recorded by all three of the major U.S. record companies, Victor, Columbia and Edison. Few copies of these recordings are now extant, which may indicate that initially the song was not as popular as it was to become later. Comic vocalist Edward Meeker, whose duties for Edison included announcing the titles and artists on hundreds of cylinder recordings, sings on this Edison cylinder recording. Meeker delivers the song in his stentorian, but good-natured baritone, including both verses, which remind us that the song is about a baseball-loving woman.

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Link to Libreary of Congress announcement for the National Recording Registry:
http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-073.html

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Link to Library of Congress:
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

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Mandy Patinkin sings the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” chorus in Yiddish:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXTauo3I7A8

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Addendum 8/5/2012

Baseball has played an important role in my family’s life.  My husband and I went for our first date to the 1998 Yankees v. Rangers playoff game at Yankee Stadium.  That was a great era for the Yankees, with a team full of notable talents and personalities!  My baseball fan and dear friend James tutored me on some things to know and say during the game.  For one thing, I learned that Bernie Williams (Yankees center fielder) played classical guitar and even recorded an album.  Here are a few examples:

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Bernie Williams plays “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in a live performance.  There is a terrific “official” video as well, but I love this for getting to hear him introduce the song before hand and to watch him play for a live audience:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74U9ps86pRo

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This is the official video for Bernie Williams’ “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”  I like this one, too, for the chance to hear the song AND see some great footage of Bernie Williams in action as a great player for the Yankees:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxqo3EmR4Sg

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Here, Bernie Williams plays the National Anthem for a live audience:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQHp3JrwBQ

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Addendum 7/9/2013

I just found the terrific Golden Records page on SoundCloud that shares tracks from wonderful, vintage Golden Records, including:

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME STARING THE 1950’s YANKEES:
https://soundcloud.com/golden_records/take-me-out-to-the-ballgame

ballgame 1950s yankees golden records

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Addendum, 5/11/2014

I love to think of TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME as a GIRL POWER song.  I recently got to share Sing Books with a group of Girl Scout Daisies and I explained why this song is a GIRL POWER song:

Some of the Girl Scout Values/Brownie/Daisy we can learn and celebrate with this song:  GIRL POWER!  Not a lot of people know that this song is about a girl named Katie Casey who self actualizes and cheers on her team.  Katie Casey doesn’t just do what her boy friend wants to do, she suggests to him what she want to do!  Most people think that the words they sing are the whole song, but actually, it’s just the chorus of the song sung at the 7th inning stretch…the rest of the song is all about the STRONG Katie Casey

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September 2017, Thanks to Miss Robin for the picture!
A scene from TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME2017 09 14 SBWE PreK Miss Robin - Copy

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A scene from singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game in Miss Robin’s Pre-K (3/2/2017)
Thanks to Miss Robin for the picture!

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Addendum, October 2019

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Addendum 2, October 2019

Interesting article from Smithsonian Magazine:

The Feminist History of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’
Trixie Friganza, an actress and suffragist, inspired the popular song of the seventh inning stretch
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/feminist-history-take-me-out-ball-game-180973307/

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“Wynken, Blynken and Nod” is a classic poem by Eugene Field, also known as “The Children’s Poet,” and Lucy Simon (sister of Carly and a terrific songwriter in her own right) set it to music.

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by David McPhail

The last page of Daivd McPhail’s illustration of this poem sports a tiny monograph about how Eugene Field came to write “Wynken, Blynken and Nod.”  I am grateful when books include these illuminations, enriching the experience of the readers, singers, and listeners.

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter
Giselle Potter’s illustrations have a bold clarity to them.  The pictures are beautiful and make the poem easy to understand and follow.
The last page of this book has a note from the illustrator with thoughts about the poem, Eugene Field and how she came to create the pictures.  In this note, Giselle Potter mentions that the poem reminded her of the French silent movie “A Trip to the Moon.”

“A Trip to the Moon” (or “Le Voyage dans la lune”), a French silent film from 1902, on YouTube.com:

At the bottom of this YouTube post, you can read a fascinating note with historical information about the clip.

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
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(“Wynken, Blynken and Nod” can be found on pages 10-13)

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This book compliments Lucy and Carly Simon’s Album,

http://www.amazon.com/Sing-Songs-Children-Carly-Simon/dp/B001I1SFRA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268410711&sr=1-1\
“Wynken, Blynken and Nod” is on Track 1.

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WYNKEN BLYNKEN AND NOD is featured in:

Poetry Speaks to Children

Edited by Elise Paschen
Illustrated by Judy Love, Wendy Rasmussen, Paula Zinngrabe Wendland
(Comes with a CD of artists and authors reading the poems)

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This video includes the audio from Simon Sisters on The World of Folk Music, a radio show of Oscar Brand’s, October 6, 1960.  They sing “Wynken Blynken and Nod” and a french translation of “Blowin’ in the Wind,”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xdi6h8v62E

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Here, the Simon Sisters sing this song on the Phil Donahue Show in 1991.  Lucy Simon shared that this is the first song she ever wrote.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsAR0Kc2zZs

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A YouTube of Simon Sisters’ coffee house performance of “Wynken, Blynken and Nod”.
The audio is crackly, but the mood is set, and it is fun to journey back to 60’s New York:

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Ginger Sands has included Lucy Simon’s musical setting of “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” on her terrific collection of Singable Poems “The Gift of Make Believe”.

Sands’ wonderful collection of children’s poetry set to music includes vocal and instrumental tracks for each poem.
The vocals for “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” are on Track 9.  The instrumental sing-along is found on Track 19.

Hear musical clips or buy the tracks at many online music sellers, including Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Gift-of-Make-Believe/dp/B0019VU8QU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1267562676&sr=8-4

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Disney’s “Silly Symphony” 1938 short film version of “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod”

The operatic musical setting of Eugen Field’s poem in this video is not Lucy Simon’s.

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod (Detail)
Maxfield Parrish (1905)

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“Wynken, Blynken and Nod” sculpture in Wellsboro, PA

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Read an excellent biography of Eugene Field on the Poetry Foundation’s website:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=2175

You can also read many of Eugene Field’s poems on the Poetry Foundation’s website:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/search.html?q=eugene+field

A nice tribute to Eugene Field and his poetry is found on Mama Lisa’s website’s Eugene Field page:
http://www.mamalisa.com/field/index.html

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WYNKEN, BLYNKEN, AND NOD
By Eugene Field
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe-
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we?”
Said Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea-
“Now cast your nets wherever you wish-
Never afeard are we”;
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam-
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
‘Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought ’twas a dream they’d dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea-
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is the wee one’s trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

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Eugene Field

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Eugene Field (1850-1895), a beloved American writer of children’s poetry (and humorous essays, articles and prose for adults), wrote “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod” in 1889.  This poem is so lyrical and evocative of the dreaming adventures of three children that it has inspired many illustrated renditions, musical settings, sculpture and art.

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WYNKEN BLYNKEN AND NOD, an Illustrated Song
https://bit.ly/2FNGcuN

There’s a mystery embedded in WYNKEN BLYNKEN AND NOD, a nighttime poem written by Eugene Fields in 1889. Part of the fun is unraveling the story to learn what is going on. Carly and Lucy Simon wrote an evocative musical setting for the poem in the early 1960s. It sounds like the nighttime sky looks as the children venture out to go fishing for stars and dreams. Lullabies are usually a bore to the children in their classrooms, but not this one. The combination of the story and musical setting draws them in and carries them through to the trundle bed at the end.

To find more info and materials about this song, visit the link in this posting or type the song title into the search box of the Sing Books with Emily blog:
http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com

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This book, a compilation of eleven of the very best children’s poems, compliments Lucy and Carly Simon’s Album:

http://www.amazon.com/Sing-Songs-Children-Carly-Simon/dp/B001I1SFRA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268410711&sr=1-1\

I love this collection, made by the Simon Sisters when they were both very young ladies playing these songs in New York City coffee houses.  The songs have an intimate feeling specific to that time and place, with the sisters’ voice complimenting each other, Lucy with her lovely soprano and Carly with her rich alto.

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Poems illustrated and set to music in the book, and on the CD, include:

  • Wynken, Blynken and Nod (Eugene Field)
  • Calico Pie (Edward Lear)
  • The Lamplighter (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  • The Owl and the Pussycat (Edward Lear)
  • Sleep, Baby, Sleep (Traditional Lullaby)
  • The Lamb (William Blake)
  • The Lobster Quadrille (Lewis Carroll)
  • Who Has Seen the Wind (Christina Rossetti)
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  • A Red, Red Rose (Robert Burns)
  • A Pavane for the Nursery (William Jay Smith)

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Carly Simon’s Webpage for this work:
http://www.carlysimon.com/music/Sing_Songs_For_Children.html

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A great bit of information on how this album came to be, here:
http://www.allmusic.com/album/sing-the-lobster-quadrille-and-other-songs-for-children-mw0000958258

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A wiki written about the album:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simon_Sisters_Sing_the_Lobster_Quadrille_and_Other_Songs_for_Children

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