Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
DJ and Sinatrologist Jonathan Schwartz used to play recordings of live performances of Sinatra singing this song, after which, the man would say, “Thank you, Joseph.”
Words and Music by Joe Raposo
And there used to be a ballpark,
Where the field was warm and green,
And the people played their crazy game,
With a joy I'd never seen.
And the air was such a wonder,
From the hot-dogs and the beer,
Yes, there used to be a ballpark, right here.
And there used to be rock candy,
And a great big 4th of July,
With the fireworks exploding,
All across the summer sky.
And the people watched in wonder,
How they'd laugh, and how they'd cheer!
And there used to be a ballpark right here.
Now the children try to find it,
And they can't believe their eyes,
'Cause the old team just isn't playing,
And the new team hardly tries.
And the sky has got so cloudy,
When it used to be so clear,
And the summer went so quickly this year,
Yes, there used to be a ballpark right here.
Posted on April 19, 2013, by Rusty Brewer.