(m) Vincent Youmans (w) Irving Caesar (I) Musical (1924 Chicago, pre-NYC) No, No, Nanette by Louise Groody & Jack Barker (P) Marion Harris No. 1 chart record. (RR) 1939 Art Tatum Grammy Hall of Fame record (RR)1950 film Tea for Two by Doris Day & Gordon MacRae (RR) 1971 Revival No, No, Nanette by Susan Watson & Roger Rathburn
I’m discontented with homes that are rented
So I have invented my own.
Darling this place is a lover’s oasis
Where life’s weary chase is unknown.
Far from the cry of the city
Where flowers pretty caress the streams.
Cozy to hide in, to live side by side in
Don’t let it abide in my dreams.
[Refrain] 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 or hear us.
No friends or relations on weekend vacations.
We won’t have it known, dear, that we own a telephone, dear.
Day will break and you’ll awake and start to bake a suger cake.
For me to take, for all the boys to see.
We will raise a family: a boy for you, a girl for me.
Oh, can’t you see how happy we would be?