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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

All the Tea in China



I love everything by Van Morrison. Here's a fave:

Tupelo Honey

You can take all the tea in China
Put it in a big brown bag for me
Sail right around all the seven oceans
Drop it straight into the deep blue sea
She's as sweet as Tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as Tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

You can't stop us on the road to freedom
You can't keep us cause our eyes can see
We got men with insight, men in granite
Knights in armor bent on chivalry
She's as sweet as Tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as Tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee.....

Origin of the phrase All the Tea in China:

Late 19th/early 20th century; derives from the fact that China was well-known to produce tea in huge quantities. That's still the case (China now accounts for around 1/4 of the world's production of tea). So, to decline an offer to do something 'for all the tea in China' is to be determined not to do it, whatever inducement is offered. The Oxford English Dictionary declares the phrase to be of Australian origin, but doesn't provide any supporting evidence.

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