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The Comfort Of Tea

FluManIt is funny how when you aren’t feeling well that you resort back to the most basic of basics regarding comfort foods.

For me the last few days have been partly underpinned by copious amounts of tea plus some good old Jacobs Crackers and Heinz Crean of Chicken Soup.

I normally drink coffee but just now tea is my best friend.


“Have A Cuppa Tea” – The Kinks

Granny’s always ravin’ and rantin’
And she’s always puffin’ and pantin’,
And she’s always screaming and shouting,
And she’s always brewing up tea.

Grandpappy’s never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made cup of tea.

Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja Rosie Lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take granny’s stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
It’s a cure for hepatitis it’s a cure for chronic insomnia,
It’s a cure for tonsilitis and for water on the knee.


Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper
You get tea when it’s raining, tea when it’s snowing.
Tea when the weather’s fine,
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.


Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organisation,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.


To buy the music of The Kinks click HERE

“Tea & Theatre” – The Who

Will you have some tea
At the theatre with me?

We did it all – didn’t we?
Jumped every wall – instinctively
Unravelled codes – ingeniously
Wired all the roads – so seamlessly

We made it work
But one of us failed
That makes it so sad
A great dream derailed

One of us gone
One of us mad
One of us, me
All of us sad

All of us sad – lean on my shoulder now
The story is done – ‘s getting colder now
A thousand songs – still smoulder now
We played them as one – we’re older now

All of us sad
All of us free
Before we walk from the stage
Two of us
Will you have some tea?
Will you have some tea
At the theatre with me?

To buy the music of The Who click HERE


October 13, 2009 Posted by | Family, Old Music, Video | , , , | Leave a comment


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