Picture you upon my knee,
Just tea for two and two for tea,
Just me for you and you for me alone.
Nobody near us to see us or hear us,
No friends or relations on weekend vacations.
We won't have it known, dear,
That we own a telephone, dear;
Day will break and you'll awake
And start to bake a sugar cake,
For me to take for all the boys to see.
We will raise a family,
A boy for you, a girl for me.
Oh, can't you see how happy we would be?
Tommy Dorsey had an instrumental hit in
the 50's with "Tea For Two Cha Cha"
Recorded by virtually everybody: Doris Day, Duke Ellington, Andrews
Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Nat 'King' Cole, Bing Crosby, Stephane
Grappelli, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Mantovani Orchestra, Thelonius
Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Bud Powell, Dela Reese, Django
Reinhardt, Art Tatum, Fats Waller
While on a lunch break from
working on No, No, Nanette, Vincent Youmans wrote this
sprightly tune. He gave the music to lyricist Irving Caesar who
set it to dummy lyrics so he'd remember the emphasis of the
notes. That "dummy" version of the song became the standard we
all know now.