Tea for Two

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composition date
1925
genre
Show
songwriter(s)
Irving Caesar
Vincent Youmans

I'll change it later

While on a lunch break from working on No, No, Nanette, Vincent Youmans wrote this sprightly tune, He gave the music to lyricist Irving Caesar, who set it to dummy lyrics so he’d remember the emphasis of the notes. That “dummy” version of the song became the standard we all know now.

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