“Revolutionary Tea”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Cox)
Keywords: political rebellion commerce money patriotic
Found in: Canada(Ont) US(Ap)


Mother Britain is angry that her daughter America will not pay the tea-tax. The mother sends the daughter a great deal of tea and demands she pay the tax (on pain of a beating); the daughter dumps the tea into the ocean


For background on the Tea Tax, see the notes to "Old Granny Wales (Granny O'Whale, Granua Weal)." - RBW

Historical references

Cross references


  1. Laws A24, "Revolutionary Tea"
  2. JHCoxIIB, #25, pp. 188189, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Scott-BoA, pp. 59-61, "The Rich Lady Over the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 54-56, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Arnett, pp. 8-9, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. DT 368, REVTEA*
  7. Roud #1934
  8. BI, LA24