Sunday, January 09, 2011

Have A Cuppa Tea

The latest Great Big Sea album has a cover of the Kinks song "Have A Cuppa Tea". Every time I hear it I think of my in-laws, especially this verse:

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper time,
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.

The last time they were visiting my mother-in-law asked me if I wanted tea approximately, no exaggeration, a million times (ok, ok it was only three to four times a day).  They have tea time every day twice a day so for them it make sense.  For me tea twice a day would double my lifetime consumption of tea in about 3 days.

Here is a link of the Kinks playing Have A Cuppa Tea. (Embedding was disabled for this video hence the link).  The look of pure bliss on the piano players face is priceless.