Who Sang Tea for Two? Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie

Count Basie Ella and Basie! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984
length: 3:18
recording engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Quincy Jones
alto saxophone: Frank Foster and Marshall Royal
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
double bass: Buddy Catlett
flute: Frank Wess
guitar: Freddie Green
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Eric Dixon
trombone: Grover Mitchell, Henry Coker, Benny Powell and Urbie Green
trumpet: Sonny Cohn
drums (drum set): Sonny Payne
Some other versions of "Tea for Two"

Lyrics
I'm discontented with homes that I've rented
So I have invented my own
Darling, this place is a lovely oasis
Where life's weary taste is unknown

Far from the crowded city
Where flowers pretty caress the stream
Cozy to hide in, to live side by side in
Don't let it apart in my dream

Picture me upon your knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me alone

Nobody near us to see us or hear us
No friends or relations
On weekend vacations
We won't have it known
That we own a telephone, dear

Day will break and I'll wake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For you to take for all the boys to see

We will raise a family
A boy for you
And a girl for me
Can't you see how happy we would be?

Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me alone

Nobody near us to see us or hear us
No friends or relations
On weekend vacations
We won't have it known
That we own a telephone, dear

Day will break, you'll wake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For you to take for all the boys to see

We will raise a family
A boy for you
And a girl for me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 2 'Deed I Do
  • 3 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  • 4 Them There Eyes
  • 5 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 6 Tea for Two
  • 7 Satin Doll
  • 8 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 9 Shiny Stockings
  • 10 My Last Affair
  • 11 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 12 On the Sunny Side of the Street

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 042282157621
    script: Latin