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For this song the answer to the question "which came first the music or the lyric." The lyric was written about 5 years after the music.

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If I were summoned to tea with her majesty
What would I give her, gift her or sing her
A sword in the stone, the complete game of thrones
She's already got them in her home

I'm from the colonies, not good with homilies
Etiquette's not really my thing
But Mom loved her royalty and hoypolality
So she told me what I must bring

Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam
Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam
Tea with crumpets and jam
Crumpets and Blackberry Jam
Wild, Blackberry, blackberry jam
Tea with crumpets and blackberry jam
Tea with Regina is finer with crumpets and blackberry jam

If I were sommoned to tea with his holiness
What would I give him, gift him or sing him
Something I grew, something I drew
Nothing is permanent what shall I do

Born in the boondocks, sandals and socks
Etiquette's not really my thing
But Mom was a spiritualist, meditated this
Then she told me what I must bring


Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam
Crumpets and Jam, jam, jam
Tea with crumpets and jam
Crumpets and Blackberry Jam
Wild, Blackberry, blackberry jam
Tea with crumpets and blackberry jam
Tea, with Dalai Lama is grander with crumpets and blackberry jam.

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from A Whistle, a Tune, a Song and a Dance, released January 8, 2020

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Chris Rawlings Toronto, Ontario

Chris Rawlings is a honey-baritone singer, nimble-fingered guitar picker and gifted song-writer noted for his originality.

Rawlings embraces quick and complex chords and intricate harmonic and rhythmic structures. He adds authenticity to Celtic jigs and reels with a masterful touch on the recorder.
He charms with an easy voice that goes right to the heart.
See YouTube: Song of the Old Bush Pilot
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