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Music of the Eras: Terry Cashman "Talkin’ Baseball"

Baseball, A National Pasttime

Video

"Terry Cashman - Talkin' Baseball." YouTube. YouTube, 01 Apr. 2013. Web. 02 Feb. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReuOZ7SjOqM>.

Lyrics

"Talkin' Baseball"

Verse 1:
The Whiz Kids had won it,
Bobby Thomson had done it,
And Yogi read the comics all the while.
Rock 'n' roll was bein' born,
Marijuana we would scorn,
So down on the corner the National Pastime went on trial.

Chorus:
We're talkin' baseball (Kluzewski, Campanella),
Talkin' baseball (The Man and Bobby Feller),
The Scooter, The Barber and The Newk,
They knew 'em all from Boston to Dubuque,
Especially Willie, Mickey and The Duke.

Verse 2:
Well Casey was winnin',
Hank Aaron was beginnin',
One Robby goin' out, one comin' in.
Kiner an' midget Gaedel,
The Thumper an' Mel Parnell,
An' Ike was the only one winnin' down in Washington.

Chorus
We're talkin' baseball (Kluzewski, Campanella),
Talkin' baseball (The Man and Bobby Feller),
The Scooter, The Barber and The Newk,
They knew 'em all from Boston to Dubuque,
Especially Willie, Mickey and The Duke.

Bridge:
Now my old friend The Bachelor,
Well he swore he was The Oklahoma Kid,
An' Cookie played hookey to go an' see The Duke,
An' me I always love Willie Mays,
Those were the days.

Verse 3:
Well now it's the eighties,
An' Brett is the greatest,
An' Bobby Bonds can play for everyone.
Rose is at the Vet,
Rusty again is a Met,
An' the great Alexander is pitchin' again in Washington.

Chorus:
I'm talkin' baseball (like Reggie, Quisenberry),
Talkin' baseball (Carew an' Gaylord Perry),
Seaver, Garvey, Schmidt an' Vida Blue,
If Cooperstown is callin' it's no fluke,
They'll be with Willie, Mickey an' The Duke.

Fade Out:
Willie, Mickey an' The Duke,..
(Say Hey! Say Hey! Say Hey!)
It was Willie, Mickey an' The Duke,..
(Say Hey! Say Hey! Say Hey!)
I'm talkin' Willie, Mickey an' The Duke,..
(Say Hey! Say Hey! Say Hey!)
Willie, Mickey an' The Duke,..
(Say Hey! Say Hey! Say Hey!)
Say Willie, Mickey an' The Duke,..
(Say Hey! Say Hey! Say Hey!)

 

"Terry Cashman - Talkin' Baseball (Willie, Mickey & Duke) Lyrics." - 61* Soundtrack. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2014. <http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/61_soundtrack/terry_cashman_talkin_baseball_willie_mickey_duke-lyrics-74208.html>.

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