Tea For Two

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PROFILE
Composer Vincent Youmans
Lyricist Irving Caesar
Year Written 1925
About Tea For Two
“Tea For Two” is from the very popular 1925 musical No, No Nanette. The musical had a very successful revival on Broadway in 1971, which helped to make “Tea For Two” even more popular with the public.

Lyrics

I’m discontented with homes that are rented
So I have invented my own
Darling, this place is a lover’s oasis
Where life’s weary chase is unknown
Far from the cry of the city
Where flowers pretty caress the streams
Cozy to hide in
To live side by side
Don’t let it abide in my dreams

Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two and two for tea
Just me for you and you for me
Alone

Nobody near us to see us or hear us
No friends or relations
On weekend vacations
We won’t have it known, dear
That we own a telephone, dear

Day will break and you’ll awake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For me to take for all the boys to see

We will raise a family
A boy for you, a girl for me
Can’t you see how happy we would be

Session / Album Information

1971-1

“Tea For Two” was recorded on January 25, 1971 and released that year on the album Love Story. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.

This recording released on:

  • 1971: CBS 45: S 7056
  • 1971: Columbia 45: 4-45376
  • 1971: Columbia LP 12″: C 30558 — Love Story
  • 2011: Disc #41 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK40) Love Story

1971-2

“Tea For Two” was recorded on January 31, 1971 and released that year on the album Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra. It was arranged by Ralph Burns.

This recording released on:

  • 1971: Columbia LP 12″: C 30953 — Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 2011: Disc #42 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK41) Get Happy with The London Philharmonic Orchestra

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