The wind in the willows played Tea for Two
The most likely association of "wind in the willows" is with the Kenneth Grahame book from 1908. It would be fitting. In the preface for a 1959 edition of the book, Frances Clarke Sayers wrote, "On the surface, it is an animal story concerned with the small creatures of field and wood and river bank. Aside from their ability to talk, and a brief interlude of mysticism in which the great god of nature makes his presence known, it is a world of reality like that of the fable... It is a prose poem spoken in praise of the commonplace; a pastoral set in an English landscape which sings the grace of English life and custom. But it is something more. The tragedy inherent in all life is here, the threat of evil' and the great mysteries are touched upon."
It could also be a reference to "Blueberry Hill
" by Al Lewis, Larry Stock, and Vincent Rose. That song has the lyrics "the wind in the willow played Love's sweet melody."
"Tea for Two
" is a song written in 1924 by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caeasar. It was first played in the Broadway musical No, No, Nanette