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Everything Stops For Tea

John Baldry

4:4 Key:C

[G] Oh the [C] factories may be [G7] roaring,
With a [C] booma lacka, [Bb] zooma lacka [G7] wee.
But there [C] isn't any [C7] roar when the [F] clock strikes [C] four,
Everything [G7] stops for [C] tea.

Oh a [C] lawyer [G7] in the [C] courtroom,
In the [C] middle of [Bb] an alimony [G7] plea.
Has to [C] stop and help 'em [C7] pour, when the [F] clock strikes [C] four.
Everything [G7] stops for [C] tea.

It's a [Am] very good [E7] English [Am] custom,
Though [Am] the weather be [E7] cold or [Am] hot.
When you [D7] need a little pickup, you'll [G] find a little teacup,
Will [D7] always hit the [G] spot.

[C] You remember [G7] Cleo[C]patra
Had a [C] date to meet [Bb] Mark Anthony at [G7] 3.
When he [C] came an hour [C7] late , she said you'll [F] have to [C] wait.
Everything [G7] stops for [C] tea.

Oh they [C] may be [G7] playing [C] football,
And the [C] crowd is yelling, [Bb] Kill the [G7] referee!
But no [C] matter what the [C7] score, when the [F] clock strikes [C] four.
Everything [G7] stops for [C] tea.

Oh the [C] golfer [G7] may be [C] golfing,
And be [C] just about to [Bb] make a hole in [G7] three.
But it [C] always gets them [C7] sore when the [F] clock yells [C] four.
Everything [G7] stops for [C] tea.

It's a [Am] very good [E7] English [Am] custom,
And a [Am] stimulant [E7] for the [Am] brain.
When you [D7] feel a little weary, a [G] cup will make you cheery
And it's [D7] cheaper than [G] champagne.

Now I [C] know just [G7] why Franz [C] Schubert
Didn't [C] finish his un[Bb]finished [G7] symphony.
He [C] might have written [C7] more, but the [F] clock struck [C] four.
And everything [G7] stops for [C] tea!
[G7]/ [C]/




Added or amended 29th May 2018
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


Soprano/Concert/Tenor Ukulele Chords
right handed
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