“Tea for Two” was introduced by Louise Groody and John Barker in the Broadway musical No, No, Nanette which opened on September 16, 1925, at the Globe Theater and ran for 321 performances. The song was known to the public long before its official introduction, as the pre-Broadway run of No, No, Nanette was so successful in Chicago that its producer, Harry Frazee, let it play there for over a year.
Interesting historical information about this 1924 classic is included. On the easy side of intermediate, this arrangement includes both verses as well as the famous chorus. It is written in swing rhythm instead of the dotted-eighth-sixteenth patterns typical of the time.
Key: Eb major
Mood: content, loving
Pedagogy: key signature changes, chromatic passages, swing rhythm, repeats