Tea For TwoWords & Music by Irving Caeser & Vincent Youmans, 1924
Recorded by Doris Day, 1950*
D A7 Dalt G6 G5 I'm discontented with homes that are rented, G6 D Em7 A7 D D+ So I have invented my own; Bm F#7 Bm7 Edim Darling, this place is a lover's oasis, Bm F#7 Bm Where life's weary chase is unknown. Em7 A7 D Far from the cry of the city, F#m7 Edim G D Em7 A7 Where flowers pretty caress the streams, D A7 D6 G Cozy to hide in, to live side by side in, A7 D Em7 A7 D Don't let it abide in my dreams. Em7 A7 Em7 A7 Pic - ture you up - on my knee, DM7 D6 DM7 D6 Jut Tea for two and two for tea; Em7 A7 Em7 A7 D D6 Just me for you and you for me a - lone. G#m7 C#7 G#m7 C#7 No - bod - y near us to see us or hear us, F# F#6 F# F#6 No friends or re - la - tions on week - end va - ca - tions, G#m7 C#7 G#m7 C#7 F# Fm7 We won't have it known, dear, that we own a tel - e - phone, dear; Em7 A7 Em7 A7 Day will break, and you'll a - wake, DM7 D6 DM7 D6 And start to bake a su - gar cake; Em7 A7 Em7 A7 B7 Gdim B7 For me to take for all the boys to see. Em F#m7 B+ B7 We will raise a fam - i - ly, Cdim Em Gm A7 A boy for you, a girl for me, G A7 Em7 A7 D Oh, can't you see how hap - py we would be?
*This song has been recorded over 900 times, as everything from a cha-cha to a ballad, by jazz musicians and pop artists and probably Murphy's dog. In my original chart, I had synthesized several of them, citing Doris Day in my attribution mainly because I liked her voice. After recently watching "Tea For Two" on a classic movie channel, and having heard Day and Gordon MacRae do the entire song, intro verse and all, there's no question in my mind that this attribution is entirely appropriate.