Cocktails For TwoWords & Music by Arthur Johnston & Sam Coslow
Recorded by Spike Jones, 1944
(E7) A6 Dm7-5 A6 In some secluded rendezvous E7 Edim E7 That overlooks the avenue Bm7-5 E7 With someone sharing a delightful chat Bm7-5 E7 A6 Edim E7 Of this and that and cocktails for two. (E7) A6 Dm7-5 A6 As we enjoy a cigarette E7 Edim E7 To some exquisite chansonette Bm7-5 E7 Two hands are sure to slyly meet beneath Bm7-5 E7 A6 D9 A A sur-vi-ette with cocktails for two. Bridge: A7 Edim E7 My head may go reel - ing, Dm6 A D9 A But my heart will be o-be-dient Cdim Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 E7 A Edim E7 With intoxicating kisses for the prin-ci-pal in-gre-dient. (E7) A6 Dm7-5 A6 Most any afternoon at five E7 Edim E7 We'll be so glad to be alive Bm7-5 E7 Then maybe fortune will complete her plan Bm7-5 E7 A6 D9 A That all began with cocktails for two.
Although forever after identified by the infamous send-up provided by Jones on his album "Dinner Music for People Who Aren't Very Hungry," the tune was originally written for the 1934 movie "Murder At the Vanities." Over-powered by the grandiose sets, the too-easy-going song sank into oblivion and was largely forgotten for twenty years until Jones and his City Slickers did their version.