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Thread #11049 Message #2763849
Posted By: Jim Dixon
10-Nov-09 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chiapanecas (trad. Mexico)
I remember this tune regularly being played on the organ during the "seventh inning stretch" of baseball games—and maybe during the warm-up before the game, too—specifically, home games of the St. Louis Cardinals, when I was a kid. I never knew what the tune was called, or whether it had any words. The whole point was to get the audience to clap at the indicated points.
Do they still do that? Did they do it anywhere but St. Louis? It's been so long since I've been to a live baseball game, I wouldn't know. When you watch on TV, I suppose they fill that time with commercials.