"English Tea" as written by and Paul Mccartney....
Would you care to sit with me
For a cup of English tea
Very twee, very me
Any sunny morning

What a pleasure it would be
Chatting so delightfully
Nanny bakes, fairy cakes
Every Sunday morning

Miles of miles of English garden, stretching past the willow tree
Lines of holly, hocks and roses, listen most attentively

Do you know the game crochet
That adventure we might play
Very gay, hip hooray
Any sunny morning

Miles of miles of English garden, stretching past the willow tree
Lines of holly, hocks and roses, listen most attentively

As a rule the church bells chime
When it's almost supper time
Nanny bakes, fairy cakes
On a Sunday morning


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"English Tea" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentPaul McCartney bragging about his huge garden!!!
    ecerion February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe is a commie! Paul shares his garden. Plus I think this song is about child hood memories of going to stay with your grandparents and just playing in the fields all day, then having to come home by 'supper time'.
    IfWhiteAmericaon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou crazy shit! i aint gettin on no damn plane!!!! i pity the fool that just posted that bad ass comment!wen i was growing up, my family was so poor we couldnt afford to pay attention! s a kid, I got three meals a day: oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal! i pity the fool!!!!
    ecerion February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshut up, fool! don't gimme no back Talk, sucka! I aint afraid of no plane, and I aint afraid of no monkey either! i was that slave!
    ecerion February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe last two posters obviously wandered off of the "white boys wishin' they were black" forum and accidentally ended up here.

    Personally, I think this song is simply about the English country-side, much in the same way that Penny Lane was about a bustling downtown area.
    Digi-Gon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've just seen an interview of Paul saying that this song was inspired by an old english woman, who was kinda snobbish and had expressions such as "Would you care a cup of tea ?". He also thought about Dickens who said "Peradventure" very often.

    So, I think this song's about the english snobbery.
    ZeroLivaon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat is where we differ boy, after boarding school, in the summer, I would go and stay with my grandparents in the country. And nannie, I say nannie, I mean nannies slave would bake fairy cakes for us. He knew he had to, or he would have a damn good thrashing!
    IfWhiteAmericaon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThen make my fairy cakes, bitch! And Quit your jibba-jabba! Don't make me get the hose! I thought we sold you to that ivory dealer.......He loved your teeth.
    IfWhiteAmericaon February 07, 2006   Link

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