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Aunt Agony
It's only Rock and Roll, but I do like it!

From 'Tea Dance' to 'Te do', The Victorian Teashop in Matlock Bath has always had an ear for good music and I am told that you can settle down with a nice cup of tea and a good album these days – it's not just about books and magazines – although some hyperactive people do all three. God knows how they cope and relax at the same time!

The follow musical references to tea are just that – references – and a small selection too. There are probably many more to discover. God knows what the music's like, though. However, I can recommend Nirvana and the Who, I just wish that nice Kurt Cobain had dropped me a line at my agony page before blowing his head off.

'Asylum For The Musically Insane'
'Asylum For The Musically Insane'
Tea and Symphony

'More Tea Vicar'
'More Tea Vicar'

'Boston Tea Party'
'Boston Tea Party'
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

'Boston Tea Party'
'Boston Tea Party'
The Who

'Make Tea Not War'
'Make Tea Not War'
The RJ Wagsmith Band

'Pennyroyal Tea'
'Pennyroyal Tea'
Nirvana

'Sunday For Tea'
'Sunday For Tea'
Peter and Gordon

'Tea Dance Favourites'
'Tea Dance Favourites'
The Ray Hamilton Orchestra

Art of Tea
Art of Tea

'Sweet Tea'
'Sweet Tea'
Buddy Guy


Tea For Two

JIMMY:
Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me...alone-

I'm discontented with homes that I've rented
So I have invented my own.
Darling, this place is a lovely oasis
Where life's weary taste is unknown
Far from the crowded city
Where flowers pretty caress the stream
Cozy to hide in, to live side by side in,
Don't let it apart in my dream-
Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me alone

NANETTE:
Nobody near us to see us or hear us Mm, mm, mm,
No friends or relations Mm, mm, mm,
On weekend vacations Mm, mm, mm.
We won't have it known, dear,
That we own a telephone, dear...

NANETTE:
Day will break and I'll wake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For you to take for all the boys to see

BOTH:
We'll raise a family
JIMMY:
A boy for you
And a girl for me
BOTH:
Can't you see how happy we would be...

Tahiti Trot

The Tahiti Trot is Shostakovich's orchestration of 'Tea for Two' from the musical 'No No Nanette' by Vincent Youmans. Shostakovich was prompted to write this music in answer to a challenge by a conductor friend. After listening to the song on record, his friend bet Shostakovich that he could not completely re-orchestrate the song from memory in less than an hour. Shostakovich completed the orchestration in around 45 minutes – it's been played ever since.

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