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Tea For Three

by The Willows

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Casper Gjede Jansen Harmles but catchy swing jazz that keeps me bobbing my head and snapping my fingers. “Tea For Three” is a happy album and puts a smile on your face.
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1.
At the crack of dawn your eyes are heavy as lead And the morning calls you cant get up out of bed Oh why oh why can’t I be dreamin’ instead I could stay for hours even days on end I’d dream of breakfast in bed And just like that it’ll wake up my sleepy head A lovely breakfast in bed Under blankets feelin cozy again Would you leave me be now there’s a lot going on My minds been dancin’ round for way too long Oh if I’m happy here then how is it wrong Would you be so kind and play my favorite song I’d dream of breakfast in bed And just like that it’ll wake up my sleepy head A lovely breakfast in bed Under blankets feelin’ cozy again I’d dream of breakfast in bed Before I know it, I’ll be wakin’ up my sleepy head A lovely breakfast in bed Under blankets feelin’ cozy again
2.
03:04
I’ll take you to the ballroom, We’ll dance until we fly I’ll get you home by midnight, And kiss the moon goodbye And when the evenings over, I bet you’ll wanna spend more time With this Fuddy Duddy heart of mine Fuddy Duddy heart of mine Just like were sippin’ on that olden day wine We’ll have a fuddy duddy heck of a time With this fuddy duddy heart of mine It’s not that I’m opposed, To modern day style But I just fit right in, To my old Granny’s time So honey let’s go back, And stay here for a while And walk a fuddy duddy couple o’ miles Fuddy Duddy heart of mine Just like were sippin’ on that olden day wine We’ll have a fuddy duddy heck of a time With this fuddy duddy heart of mine My mama told me baby You’ll grow up one fine lady If you follow all the ways Now in my heels and dresses Those looks are quite impressive Now I’ve really gotta say... hey Fuddy Duddy heart of mine Just like were sippin on that olden day wine We’ll have a fuddy duddy heck of a time With this fuddy duddy heart of mine Fuddy Duddy heart of mine Just like were sippin on that olden day wine We’ll have a fuddy duddy heck of a time With this fuddy duddy heart of mine
3.
03:39
I heard a fairytale Bout’ a man who lived in a wishin well He’d float there day to day A genie in a bottle in a different way He made his livin there Catchin dreams and calming fears In the night he’d lie awake His only dream to drift away Wish I may, and wish I might Be that star, shine that bright Oh if I could, you know I would Take my chance bad or good Sunrise never took its time to calm his soul, and ease his mind A thousand dreams from years gone by If he can’t keep up this well will run dry All the long days living there Catchin dreams and calmin fears Then a thought came through the night Like a bird and a feather he’d take his flight Wish I may, and wish I might Be that star, shine that bright Oh if I could, you know I would Take my chance bad or good Summer rain, and the waters came Floated him up up so high and out of sight And where he’d gone, heaven only knows But there was one more star in the sky shining much more bright Wish I may, and wish I might Be that star, shine that bright Oh if I could, you know I would Take my chance bad or good Wish I may, and wish I might Be that star, shine that bright Oh if I could, you know I would Take my chance bad or good
4.
Do It while you can they tell me What on Earth are you waitin for In a world so full of wonder You’re never leaving the door Don’t you wanna feel the magic Spend a night out on the shore Heaven knows I’ve been busy lately No time to explore What are you waiting for You’ve got the world outside your door What are you waiting for Get on you’re feet there’s so much more Outside we got a fire burnin Singin on till the risin sun Bringin back those golden memories Re-playin every one Now the tide and moon are climbin Another day sure come and gone No we can’t stop the clock from tickin But our minds still run What are you waiting for You’ve got the world outside your door What are you waiting for Get on you’re feet there’s so much more Heaven knows I’ve been busy lately Tyin' knots I’d left undone There’s a weight up on my shoulder Feels like a tonne Got no time for second guessing No use in lookin back Well you know its now or never Gonna make it last What are you waiting for You’ve got the world outside your door What are you waiting for Get on you’re feet there’s so much more What are you waiting for You’ve got the world outside your door What are you waiting for Get on you’re feet there’s so much more Out on the street there’s so much more
5.
03:28
Boy oh boy I , must admit I’m Fallin down down down, Any deeper, both my feet would never find their way back to the ground She made her way around The neighbourhoods of town, And all the stops and turns along the way And like a ferris wheel Around and round until Her goldilocks in knots and lead astray All the diamonds and all the pearls Would never stop this gem of a girl Soon as the clock struck noon she was back on the road And you could hear her say Boy oh boy I , must admit I’m Fallin down down down, Any deeper, both my feet would never find their way back to the ground All the lessons learned And all the pages turned Were not enough to keep her mind at bay Before the crack of dawn He came and she was gone Without a trace but kept a record on (da da da’s) Listen once and you’ll hear it again It goes around and and comes around the same Fallin behind, kept her head in the game She knew it now, the beauty remains Boy oh boy I , must admit I’m Fallin down down down, Any deeper, both my feet would never find their way back to the ground
6.
02:44
Down here holdin my heart, what more can I do It’s not fair, I’m back at the start, prayin' for someone new And as I turned round the bend I ran right in to an old old friend So long, so many moons, since I last saw you Oh how could we wander apart, lookin’ for someone new You held me close round the bend Who would’ve thought I could dance with an old old friend All night, we talked until two, It never felt so right You pulled me out of the blue, and then we danced in the light You held me close round the bend Who would’ve thought I could dance like that with such an old friend
7.
03:03
Well the sky looks clearer than ever The rain wont be cryin’ no tear What do you say, we’d better go dancin’ Before the light from the moon disappears You’re all that I pictured in this dream I’ll make you a promise, a guarantee I’ll be with you, no fussin’ bout what anyone might say I got you’re back and I know you know that like night’ll turn into day And April turns into May Why don’t you meet me over the valley, High enough to dance in the clouds Where the weather’s nice and balmy, Enough to make you put your arms around me , oh- If only you pictured what I see The brightest blue, you make my knees go weak I'll be with you, no fussin’ bout what anyone might say, I got your back and I hope you know that like night’ll turn into day And April will soon turn May I'll be with you, no fussin’ bout what anyone might say, I got your back and I know you know that like night’ll turn into day And April will soon turn May Say the sky looks bluer than ever, Not a single cloud around Take my hand, we’re off to go dancin’ mmmmmmm’
8.
02:34
All the times I, had the kettle ready Just in time for you to walk right over All my lovin, all my kiss and huggin, Well my baby there’s no more in store I was wrapped around your finger For so long, oh so long and Now I’m never comin over Here, again my dear Oh dear Gussy left your clothes on the line You left your heart outside in the rain Oh dear Gussy now you’re standin there You forgot me here again What you say now, well I won’t believe ya, Talk is cheaper than these worn out shoes Now I’m free and, on the road to someone Who’d never forget about me I was wrapped around your finger For so long, oh so long and Now I’m never comin over Here, again my dear Oh dear Gussy left your clothes on the line You left your heart outside in the rain Oh dear Gussy now you’re standin there You forgot me here again
9.
03:16
He was my first Valentine It was our first bottle of wine The red of the roses and violets in the blue and all of my heart belongin' to you It’s harder to tell you in words that don’t rhyme Im head over heels but I walk a straight line The bee to my honey and the apple of my eye And all of my heart with this guy Oh what a feelin, I couldn’t believe what I’m seein When all of the stars fell and closed your eyes Thought I was dreamin , Could I be dreaming Watching you fly like you always believed... I wish I could tell him, oh if I could hold him even for one last Valentine’s day Soft as an echo, hidden in silence, He’s there, and he’s staying a while He was my only Valentine Now and forever, through the binds of time And the red in the roses, and violets in the blue All of my heart belonging to you The red of the roses, and violets in the blue, And all of my heart belonging to you.
10.
Alone in a corner with a guy I’m not adorin' An hours worth pot of tea You know it’s not easy while his minds on me completely I’m dreamin’ here in lala land And if you don’t mind I’d rather have tea for three How do I tell him, it wasn’t my intention To make believe that we would be (We would never be) Walkin’ together, always and forever Now I’m stranded here in misery Now If you don’t mind I’d rather have tea for three You don’t wanna hear it, but the heart of us just don’t fit Can we let it be Some other story, as friends the two of us would have a ball I know you’ll see And then you might find you’d rather have tea for three Three is company The more of us the merrier we’ll be So please don’t frown I’d like to hang with you in this town And we could have tea for three... Chorus repeat to end And if you don’t mind I’d rather have tea for three If you don’t mind I’d rather have tea for three Well you don’t mind I’d rather have tea for three If you don’t mind I’d rather have tea for three
11.
He ran to the woods when he heard her say It’s hard but I swear I’ll be back again You know very well that my heart will stay Beatin’ here for you along the way He sat and waved at the window And shut the door as the wind blew Before they knew it, a year ran by But just around the bend of time A dream in the prairies took flight at last Glided along through the years that passed She knew by the weather he’d soon be back You'd never see him run like that And patience only grew stronger, (you know I'm comin home) While minutes turned by the hour (another minute till I’m yours) Before they knew it they’d be side by side Their love would stand the test of time They sat and smiled by the window And watched the world as the wind blew Before they knew it, time stood still Forever their souls fulfilled
12.
02:04
Oh wont you, Come by my side I would like to know you You’re like the boy in my dreams How we'd go dancin' and we would go laughin' Holdin' my hand down the street And when the moons out we whisper But no one is near And when it pours we would run through the storm I tell ya boy you’re a hoot Come on ‘tootle oot toot toot ‘ Sippin' our bathtub gin Kick off our shoes and go runnin barefoot Singin' a bright melody Oh how you thrill me and How you fulfill me Down to the depths of the sea Oh how i long for the moment Your hand brushes mine You really look like a sweet kind of guy We could look up at the blue Singin' tootle oot toot toot ‘ Sippin' our bathtub gin And just then your wild olive eyes linger for a while oh now my cheeks a crimson red... gee its time for bed! Sharin' our hearts under fields of lillies boy you’re as sweet as a pea go on and say it you love me we'll make it and start a family tree We're goin' da da da da da da be do be da da da da da da I am so glad that i had such a dream come to be you’re now the boy next to me
13.
03:18
Here’s a story but I’d better not tell Its all make believe and fairytales But if you would open up, I’d read it so well Baby baby don’t you know why You never judge a man by his cover Or how he was brought up by his mother I’ll tell you once I’ll say it again and again Never judge a man by his cover Never judge a man by his mane I met Donny in the firin’ lane Tosstled hair you know it just wasn’t tamed But there’s something glowin' there, my heart was inflamed Baby baby cant you see why what you say what you do my darlin comes around maybe the same way maybe the same way When I woke up I was feelin ashamed He didn’t see me/notice but he acted the same Then I looked into his eyes and loved him again Baby baby now you know why you look inside and you never judge a man by his cover, never judge a man by his mane Never judge a man by his cover never judge that man again

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Hailing from Edmonton Alberta, this now Toronto-based trio, The Willows, release their debut album Tea For Three (Flatcar Records/Fontana North), a potent brew of caffeinated jazz and mellow, chamomile-infused balladry. The signature nostalgic charm and remarkable, refreshing harmonies of sophisticated songstresses Krista Deady (contralto), Andrea Gregorio (soprano) and Lauren Pedersen (mezzo-soprano), will transport you to a more quaint, refined, yet adventurous time in music. The album features a who's who of the Canadian jazz music scene including Ben Riley on drums, George Koller on bass, Adrean Farrugia on piano, Alistair Kay on trombone, John MacMurchy on clarinet, Tom Szczesniak on accordion, William Sperandei on trumpet and Mike Freedman on guitar. Additional drums by Max Senitt, bass by Chris Adriaanse and trumpet by Tim Hamel.

The album debuted at #2 on both the iTunes and Nielsen Soundscan Jazz charts in Canada. It also reached #6 on the national campus radio jazz chart.

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released September 15, 2017

THE WILLOWS

Krista Deady - Lauren Pedersen - Andrea Gregorio

Vocals performed by The Willows
Vocal Arrangements by Lauren Pedersen
Produced and Mixed by Chris Graham
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal

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The Willows vocal jazz trio offers a potent brew of caffeinated jazz and mellow, chamomile-infused balladry. The signature nostalgic charm and remarkable, refreshing harmonies of sophisticated songstresses Krista Deady (contralto), Andrea Gregorio (soprano) and Lauren Pedersen (mezzo-soprano), will transport you to a more quaint, refined, yet adventurous time in music. ... more

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