Signed by the author of “Take me Out To The Ball Game”
NORWORTH, Jack (1879-1959). Songwriter, singer and vaudeville performer. In 1908 while riding on the New York Subway, he wrote the classic song “Take me Out to the Ballgame” on a scrap of paper. He gave the paper to Albert von Tilzer who composed the music. A hit song and baseball’s National Anthem was born. The song is sung during the 7th inning stretch at nearly every ball park.
Norworth wrote over 2,500 songs including “Aint’ We Got Fun” and a huge hit “Shine On, Harvest Moon”. Norworth was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. When he attended his first major League Baseball game on June 27, 1940, the League presented Norworth with a Gold Lifetime Ballpark Pass.
A 78 Record of his big hit “Ain’t We Got Fun” copyright 1920. Inscribed and signed on the label: “To Ken, all best wishes, Jack Norworth.” In very good condition in the original protective jacket. RARE................................ $475.00