Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Everything Stops for Tea

Everything Stops for Tea:

by Jack Buchanan, who died on this date in 1957. He's perhaps best known from the 1953 movie The Band Wagon. Wikipedia says, "He was known for three decades as the embodiment of the debonair man-about-town". "Everything stops for tea" does sound like a very civilized attitude.

Lyrics excerpt:
It's a very good English custom
And a stimulant for the brain
When you feel a little weary, a cup'll make you cheery
And it's cheaper than champagne

Now I know just why Franz Schubert
Didn't finish his unfinished symphony
He might have written more but the clock struck four
And everything stops for tea
Please join the T Party over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog where we share our drink-related fun.


  1. Great lyrics! I think it would be lovely to live in an environment where everything stops for tea.

  2. Great post, he really was a handsome man! Like the lyrics of the song. Happy T day,have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  3. What fun! I am always amazed and delighted with what you find to share with us on T day! Hope you have time to stop for Tea today!

  4. wonderful lyrics and what a handsome man. Happy T day!

  5. I'll have to ask my mom if she remembers this man from the movies. She was more of a westerns fan but who knows.
    Happy T day!

  6. I know I've heard this before but for the life me I can't remember where or when. He was a very good looking man and love his accent♥

  7. Love how everything stops for tea :-)
    It is fun when watching British shows how tea is offered upon entering someone's home...
    even detectives LOL.
    Tea helps all traumas too.
    Really fun vintage clip you shared.
    Happy T Day oxo

  8. Even though my grandmother drank coffee every day, she always had tea at around 4 in the afternoon each day. It's a great custom, and I may have subconsciously chosen 4 pm for posting my T post each Tuesday/Monday because of it.

    Loved the lyrics. Never heard of Buchanan before, but he was quite handsome. And your choice for sharing and honoring him on his death seems even more appropriate.

    Thanks for sharing this as well as the lyrics with us for T this Tuesday.

  9. Oh, this is marvelous! great tune and fun lyrics...now I know for sure that 'tea' is at four. ;) you always share brilliant finds with us! happy T day!

  10. Great lyrics.
    Happy T-day

  11. You always share wonderful things! Handsome guy he is !
    Happy T-Day!

  12. Thanks for sharing that fun video :D And Thanks for your lovely comment on our holiday/T post. Happy T Day :D

  13. I love that song! Happy T day! Chrisx

  14. Oh yes! Everything stops for tea, even now. When you go to someone's house in England, the first thing they do is put the kettle on! (even though a lot of people drink soluble coffee).
    I thoroughly enjoyed the song. (with my head phones on as my husband is studying his Spanish). Thanks for sharing it.

  15. Excellent! Just what I needed to cheer me up today. No time for T for a couple of weeks, but tea, yes, absolutely!

  16. Hello and Happy T Day! Oh, I love that and agree since I'm a tea fan and not a coffee fan. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Gorgeous lyrics!I am a coffee fan.It's pity I am sick and both coffee and tea are forbidden!Happy T day!