‘Tea Tunes’ follow-up… A whole song about Tea & Sympathy!

We were very impressed with the response we got from all of you lovely people when we asked for suggestions of songs to drink your tea to. We will be posting a compilation of our favorites in the next few days. In the meantime, we’ve found this little gem for you. Nicky was reminded of a very special song that was penned about herself and Tea & Sympathy a few years back. After a bit of searching, she dug out the old wax LP (ok, CD), and the lyrics. And here, today, for your delight and delectation, we have uploaded both:


Tea & Sympathy
By Dan Blackman, Seth Kaufman and Jamie Pallot

Nikki knows
That to build the Empire
It took more than a stiff upper lip
Nikki knows
It took more than an accent
With all the words carefully clipped
And all the images of pubs and palaces would never add up to much
All the historians and eminent Victorians
Crave a familiar touch

Chorus:
She’s reading the signs
She’s tracing the line between
Livingstone and Stanley
She has a plan
She understands
Tea & Sympathy

Nikki knows
That to rule the ocean
It takes more than a couple of ships
Nikki knows
It takes more than a handshake
To keep a colonial grip
And all the images of gardens and terraces
Would never add up to much
All the finery of Royal families
Conceals a familiar touch

Chorus:
She’s reading the signs
She’s tracing the line between
Lennon and McCartney
She has a plan
She understands
Tea & Sympathy
She’s reading the signs
She’s tracing the line between
Olivier and Connery
She has a plan
She understands
Tea & Sympathy

Penned by Dan Blackman, Seth Kaufman and Jamie Pallot and performed as The Comedians, it appeared in the film ‘Ed’s Next Move’ back in 1996. As you can imagine, Nicky was extremely touched by this little ditty, and we feel it would make the perfect final track on the “Tea & Sympathy Tea-drinking LP”; in stores near you soon. Maybe…

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3 thoughts on “‘Tea Tunes’ follow-up… A whole song about Tea & Sympathy!

  1. Was this song really written about Nicky?! Do you know who’s singing vocals? I always loved this tune. As I recall, it plays over the credits.

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