"Afternoon Tea" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
Tea time won't be the same without my Donna
At night I lie awake and dream of Donna
I think about that small cafe
That's where we used to meet each day
And then we used to sit a while
And drink our afternoon tea

I'll take afternoon tea (afternoon tea)
If you take it with me (afternoon tea)
You take as long as you like
Cause I like you, girl

I take sugar with tea (afternoon tea)
You take milk if you please (afternoon tea)
Like you talking to me
Because you ease my mind

Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba (afternoon tea)
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba (afternoon tea)
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba (afternoon tea)
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba (afternoon tea)

Tea time still ain't the same without my Donna
At night I lie awake and dream of Donna
I went to our cafe one day
They said that Donna walked away
You'd think at least she might have stayed
To drink her afternoon tea

I'll take afternoon tea (afternoon tea)
If you take it with me (afternoon tea)
You take as long as you like
'cause I like you, girl

I take afternoon tea (afternoon tea)
Every day of the week (afternoon tea)
Please come along if you like
Because I like you, girl

Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba (afternoon tea)
Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba (afternoon tea)


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"Afternoon Tea" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General Commentlovely song with trademark ray davis whimsical charm... about a girl named donna, it seems. She disappeared from his life and he looks back at the days when they had afternoon tea together, apparently something the singer (ray) held very dear.
    kankurouon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUsually the lyrics for songs about girls leaving can be boiled down to "Please come back! I can't live with out you! I'll change, I promise!" or of course, "Well I didn't need you anyway!"

    I like that the narrator here mostly seems hurt that she didn't stay to have one last cup of tea. I also appreciate that the relationship feels more like a close friendship than something romantic or sexual. That's something rare among 60s pop songs. (Or pop songs from any era).
    Wrapidon February 24, 2014   Link

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