Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


The Good Old English Cup of Tea

FreddyHeadey 12 Apr 16 - 06:27 AM
GUEST 12 Apr 16 - 07:07 AM
Long Firm Freddie 12 Apr 16 - 02:32 PM
CupOfTea 12 Apr 16 - 06:49 PM
GUEST 12 Apr 16 - 09:25 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 12 Apr 16 - 09:56 PM
Leadfingers 12 Apr 16 - 11:07 PM
MGM·Lion 13 Apr 16 - 05:35 AM
mayomick 13 Apr 16 - 07:54 AM
MGM·Lion 13 Apr 16 - 09:43 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 06:27 AM

"...it was the fact that the English working man drank tea that enabled the Industrial Revolution to take off here before elsewhere on the Continent—"


Pete Castle - The Good Old English Cup of Tea 


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 07:07 AM

Coincidentally, there was a programme on the other day about the Kinks (early British rock/pop combo, contemporary with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones), where they did a song extolling the virtues of tea drinking (I forget the name, but the chorus included the words "Rosie Lee", which is Cockney Rhyming slang for "Tea"), although I think it may have been inspired by a relative of Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks, who lived to a fair old age and was a great believer in the virtues of tea drinking. And why not - I am sure most world problems could be solved if we could get the warring factions together over a nice cup of tea!

Not sure why the working man drinking tea helped to kick-start the Industrial revolution - was this because he was sober?

I have heard one theory that the era of drunkeness and gin palaces, etc (as pictured by William Hogarth in "Rakes Progress"), was as much due to the fact that the only liquid which was reasonably pure was the water used to brew beer and other alcohol, so it was actually healthier (at least in the short term)to drink beer rather than water, which would have been crawling with germs, waste, etc. An infection could kill you pretty quickly (in days or weeks) whereas even if you drank alcohol to access (and not everyone did even then), it would probably take some years (or something else might get you). Life expectancy was much shorter than nowadays (especially among the urban poor).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 02:32 PM

Indian or China?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: CupOfTea
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 06:49 PM

Lovely!

I'm an American who is fueled by tea - it surely gets credit for most of my ambition. Can you forgive me using teabags part of the time? The rate I drink it, can't always get to (or afford) the nice shops with loose tea.

Loved the collection of teacups.

Joanne in Cleveland whose pot of tea is brewing


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 09:25 PM

Cuppa Tea


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 09:56 PM

There is a "cute" cup-of-tea video from the UK.

It appears to be government funded.

I have only heard the radio version.
It uses "stick figures," according to the radio.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

date rape?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Apr 16 - 11:07 PM

No thanks I prefer coffee


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Apr 16 - 05:35 AM

I drink several mugs a day. Leaf tea made in the strainer; blend, usually, of two-thirds Darjeeling & one-third Ceylon, just straight black, no milk or sugar. V rarely drink coffee these days, tho Emma sometimes makes a cafetière after dinner & I have a black-sugarless cup. These my stimulant substitute for alcohol, which I have drunk none of for 14 years now.

Suits me, tho I daresay some mileages may vary.

≈M≈


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: mayomick
Date: 13 Apr 16 - 07:54 AM

Whether black or green or the divil-a-shade between for me , MGM .

Guest's comment about the world's problems being solved if we could get the warring factions together over a nice cup of tea reminded me of the last verse of "The Gentle Cup of Tea" I saw in Sam Henry's book of Irish folksongs :

"With whiskey stout galore ,how many heads go sore ?
Shillelaghs by the score so manfully do play
For all their heathen ways, good luck on them Chinese
That send us oe'r the seas our gentle cup of tea "


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Good Old English Cup of Tea
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Apr 16 - 09:43 AM

Great, mayo. Pity the pronunciation has regularised to follow the spelling so such fine manifestations appear a bit eccentric nowadays.
Compare Alexander Pope on Hampton Court in The Rape of the Lock, 1714:

Here Thou, great Anna! whom three Realms obey,
Dost sometimes Counsel take—and sometimes Tea.


≈M≈


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 17 August 5:24 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.