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Have A Cuppa Tea (Great Big Sea) video
#1480: YouTube video by BetweeenTheRock
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Granny's always ravin' and rantin',
And she's always feelin' enchanted;
And she's always peevin' and shoutin,
And she's always brewing up tea.

Grandpoppy's never late for dinner,
'Cause 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.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you're feelin' 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 tonsillitis
and for water on the knee.

Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea;
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosa Lee,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosa Lee.

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening,
tea at suppertime,
You got tea when it's raining,
tea when it's pouring,
Tea when the weather's fine;
Tea as a mid-day stimulant,
You got tea in your afternoon tea;
For every old ailment or disease,
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosa Lee,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosa Lee.

Whatever the situation, whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree;
It knows no motivation, no class or organization,
Tea knows no one religion, no political belief.

Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea;
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosa Lee,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosa Lee,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosa Lee.
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
oh for Christ sake have a cuppa tea.

####.... Raymond Douglas (Ray) Davies [born 1944] of Furtis Green, London, UK, singer, songwriter, musician, and leader with his brother Dave of The Kinks (1964-1996) ....####
Originally recorded by The Kinks (Muswell Hillbillies, trk#8, 1971, RCA Victor, United Kingdom, published by DavRay Music Ltd, and recorded at Morgan Studios, London, United Kingdom.

This variant recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Safe Upon The Shore, trk#9, 2010, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

The video above features Great Big Sea performing a live debut of this variant at K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ontario, November 2010.


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