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September 19, 2012

Blossom Toes - I'll Be Late For Tea (1967)

Formed in London in 1967, this group’s original name was The Ingoes. Their first album, We Are Ever So Clean, released in 1967, is widely considered to be a hidden gem in the psychedelic genre. Two years after its release, in July ’69, the group released If Only for a Moment, which was a much harder rock approach than what the group was known for based on their previous releases. Although the group disbanded in 1970 after only releasing two albums, their guitarist/vocalist Jim Cregan would go on to have the most successful career, highlighted by a twelve year musical relationship alongside Rod Stewart.

Written by the group’s guitarist, vocalist, and keyboardist, Brian Godding, this song is a shining example of British psychedelia. Coming from the We Are Ever So Clean album, this track, as many of the others, was backed with an orchestra and numerous session musicians. As it was, it made it very difficult for the band to reproduce their songs on a stage in concert; and, as a result, the group tended to perform a lot of other group’s material (such as Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band) when performing live.

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Blossom Toes - I'll Be Late For Tea (1967)

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Lyrics:

What would you do if you had a bus?

Hurry up, sleep, take me
Or I'll be late for tea
Hurry up, sleep, take me
Or I'll be late for tea

I was lying on my bed
Looking out the widow
Sleep taking over from my head
And my mind would soon go

Fell down to the floor
No one saw
But my room laughed at me
‘cause I'll be late for tea

Oh, it's just a dream, I know
But if I'm late, she will go
And my princess will just flow away

I'll be late for tea

Hurry up, sleep, take me
Or I'll be late for tea
Hurry up, sleep, take me
Or I'll be late for tea

So I have to try once more
For I was in a hurry
Pick myself up from the floor
She'd be waiting for me
Got back into bed
Hoped my mind would soon set me free
‘cause I'll be late for tea

Hurry up, sleep, take me
Or I'll be late for tea
Hurry up, sleep, take me
Or I'll be late for tea

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