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rich r Baseball Songs (97* d) Lyr Add: BASEBALL KIDS and WOEBEGON WHIPPETS RAG^^ 27 Jan 99


NOthing like an extra inning thread.

Here's yet another Paxton song from the album "Suzy Is A Rocker"

THE BASEBALL KIDS (Tom Paxton)

We're the baseball kids, It's Saturday morning,
We're the baseball kids, It's Saturday morning,
We're the baseball kids, It's Saturday morning
And we're gonna play all day long.

We're gonna choose up, We're gonna choose up sides
Tell me: Who's good? Who runs and slides
We're gonna choose up, We're gonna choose up sides
And we're gonna play all day long.

We're gonna play hard, We're gonna hit that ball
It's a big yard, With an outfield wall,
We're gonna play hard, We're gonna hit that ball,
And we're gonna play all day long.

We're playing baseball, We have a baseball team
And when we sleep nights, We have a baseball dream
We're playing baseball, We have a baseball team.
And we're gonna play all day long.

And as I promised in 1998.

WOEBEGON WHIPPETS RAG (Garrison Keillor)

Well hello team, I'm on my way
I'll be in shape and ready to play
By the end of August if not in May
It's the Woebegon Whippets Rag.

When you're dressed in a nice clean uniform
And you loosen up and your arm is warm,
And you drop the ball going round the horn,
That's the Wobegon Whippets Rag.

Well here's how you do the Whippets Rag,
Ther's a high pop fly you just can't shag,
Throw it to second and miss the tag,
And over to first, take your foot off the bag.

Well sure is lonely here in right,
A long way to walk and the sun's too bright,
Sure am glad this'll be my last year
I wish somebody would send out a beer.

Here's the wind-up and here's the pitch,
There's a fly to right, son of a gun,
Can't let it drop or another man scores,
It's mine and I got it, no it's yours.

That makes the score 20 to 2
Sorry coach I had a stone in my shoe
Whe are they yelling, why do they boo?
Yeah, buddy, well same to you.

I do my best but it ain't enough
Seems like I done lost my stuff
How could a fellow concentrate
With that woman in the bleachers behind home plate.

I wonder what she's doing after the game
I wonder if anybody know her name
If I knew her name, I'd give her a call
O goodness sakes here comes the ball.

rich r


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