Tea For Two

Words & 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.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.