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Lyr Req: Thanks a Lot for the Teabag (Jim Bennet)

GUEST,Jan 04 Oct 13 - 11:51 PM
maeve 05 Oct 13 - 09:56 AM
maeve 05 Oct 13 - 10:07 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Thanks a Lot for the Teabag
From: GUEST,Jan
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 11:51 PM

I heard this song on the radio a couple times back in the early 70s. I had the words, but can't find them now. The singer is living in a coldwater flat, he knows it's his birthday because he circled it on the calendar in red, and he's excited when the mailman brings him a gift, which turns out to be a teabag that's "only been used once or twice". Has anyone else ever heard it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanks a lot for the Teabag
From: maeve
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 09:56 AM

Written by Jim Bennet, and included in the songbook "Remembering Singalong Jubilee", the CBC tv show out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. I found this link on Google Books: Remembering Singalong Jubilee

I have not yet found lyrics or a sound file, but that information may be helpful to you and others in the meantime.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanks a lot for the Teabag
From: maeve
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 10:07 AM

Guest, Jan may also like to know Jim Bennet is also the creator of another song, BLACK RUM AND BLUEBERRY PIE , linked here to a Mudcat thread that includes the lyrics and tune (abc format). I found a reference to another of his songs here- You Ain't a Nova Scotian If You Don't Like Fish along with the following:
"Note: Jim Bennet is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, best known for his career as a CBC radio and television personality. His thirteen years as co-host of the network's popular Singalong Jubilee program (1961-1973) provided the showcase for his talent both as a performer and author/composer of some of Eastern Canada's best-loved humorous songs. This song was sung on the show by Mr. Bennet and the Jubilee Singers more than once. He has also compiled two books, Jim Bennet's Verse: a compendium in Rhyme and Metre, wit, humor, satire, parody, plaint, impertinence, stuff and nonsence, etc. (Petheric Press, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1979) and Jim Bennet Rhymes Again, Poetry & Prose (Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1989). In recent years, Jim has been the senior consultant at Bennet Communications Ltd., in Halifax.
~ Courtesy: Robert V. Smith, 2008."

Might be useful information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanks a lot for the Teabag
From: maeve
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 10:21 AM

This is a link to Clary Croft's webpage. He apparently sang the Teabag song on the show. I'd guess you could contact him directly, as you could probably also contact Jim Bennet with a little detective work (see end of quoted passage, in previous post.) Both gentlemen have made significant contributions to the field of Atlantic Canadian music.

That's all I have time for for now. I'm sure our Canadian musicians will help much more than I have been able to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thanks a lot for the Teabag
From: GUEST,Jan
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 08:28 PM

Thanks Maeve. I was living near Detroit at the time and often listened to CBC radio. That must be where I heard it. I'm still digging around the web hoping to find it. No luck yet, but having Jim's name may help.


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