Quotation by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,
But there is no joy in Mudville—Mighty Casey has struck
out.
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863–1940), U.S. poet. Casey at the Bat (l. 49–52). . .

Best Loved Poems of the American People, The. Hazel Felleman, ed. (1936) Doubleday & Company.
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