Afternoon Tea Song
Lyrics by Jessica Nelson North & Zack David Thieman Tune by Zack David Thieman
Jessica Nelson North wrote her popular poem, “I, Myself And Me”, the first verse below, in the late 1920’s. She went on to publish a novel and become the editor of Poetry Magazine.
We commissioned Zack David to create two more verses compose an original tune. Below, we’ve included Jessica Nelson North’s original first verse and then continued with Zack David Thieman’s new lyrics.
I had a little tea party this afternoon at three.
It was very small, you know – Just I, myself and me.
Myself ate all the sandwiches, while I drank up the tea
It was also I who at the pie and passed the cake to me. (by Jessica North)
The remainder of the song is by Zack David Thieman
I, myself and me make a great team
When you come to visit you will see
We’re the three best friends and I’m so glad
I never have to worry ‘bout feeling sad
I had a little tea party this afternoon at four
Not but a minute later and the rain began to pour
I felt so happy in my room, so cozy and so warm
While daddy’s working on the shed and Mama’s at the store
I had a little tea party this afternoon at five
I sat me down oh once again, just me myself and I
I ate up all the cookies and Myself let out a sigh
As me and I had failed to leave myself a piece of pie
Learn the original tune by listening to the recording on the website, www.Fun-With-Tea.com.
Hear more of Zack’s music on his Facebook page, Zack David Music.