The lyrics of this song are so good. The chorus says this, "Meet the Mets. Meet the Mets. Step right up and greet the Mets. Bring your kiddies, bring your wife. Guaranteed to have the time of your life. Because the Mets are really sockin' the ball, hittin' those home runs over the wall. East side, West side, everybody's comin' down. To Meet the M-E-T-S Mets, of New York Town!"
Then the only verse says, "Oh the butcher, and the baker, and the people on the streets, where'd they go... to Meet the Mets! Oh they're hollerin', and they're cheerin', and they're jumping in their seats, where'd they go... to Meet the Mets! Oh the fans are true to the orange and blue, so hurry up and come on down. 'Cause we've got a ballclub, the Mets, of New York Town. Give 'em a yell, give 'em a hand, and let 'em know you're rootin' in the stands!" Then it goes back to the chorus, and then the song ends.
I love this song because there is so much joy and happiness in it. This became the first ever song to be written as the official theme song of a professional sports team. The song is played with a few horns, some accompanying sounds, and a banjo. I love singing this song before a Mets game, when you are walking into Citi Field.
There are a few versions of this song, and I will link them all down below. There is the original one, an instrumental one from 1962, Jane Jarvis' Shea Stadium 1964 recording, a 1970's one used for Channel 9 broadcasts of the games, and an 1984 one, where some of the words are changed.
I hope you enjoy the many styles of this song, and are able to sing it one day out at Citi Field!
Have you ever heard this song before? Did you know that there where this many versions of this song? Which version is your favorite? (Mine is the 1962 instrumental one)
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