Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday tea tunes: 'Tea in Chicago'

This blogger is based in Chicago, as some of you might be weary of hearing. But allow me one more choice moment of boosterism. I was thrilled to find that the divine and feline Eartha Kitt once recorded a tune called "Tea in Chicago." It's a demure, slightly coy description of that moment when you know you've made it — when you're "such a lady" sipping tea in Chi town:

Tea in Chicago
what an elegant place for tea
Me in Chicago
stirring up quite a cup, I'll be

I can't find anything embeddable, nor can I even find a complete copy of the track to link to, but here's a sample that includes the chorus, and here's another sample with some of the early verse.

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