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  • September 8, 2017

    LYRICS, POETRY, AND PROSE 170908

    A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and fun. Today we have three songs about coffee – one of them romantic, one haunting and sad, and one of them funny. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.

    It’s early in the morning
    About a quarter till three
    I’m sittin’ here talkin’ with my baby
    Over cigarettes and coffee, now
    And to tell you that
    Darling I’ve been so satisfied
    Honey since I met you
    Baby since I met you, ooh

    Cigarettes and Coffee Singer: Otis Redding; Writers Jerry Butler, Eddie Thomas and Jay Walker

    Your breath is sweet
    Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
    Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
    On the pillow where you lie

    But I don’t sense affection
    No gratitude or love
    Your loyalty is not to me
    But to the stars above

    One more cup of coffee for the road
    One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go
    To the valley below

    Your daddy, he’s an outlaw
    And a wanderer by trade
    He’ll teach you how to pick and choose
    And how to throw the blade

    He oversees his kingdom
    So no stranger does intrude
    His voice, it trembles as he calls out
    For another plate of food

    One more cup of coffee for the road
    One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go
    To the valley below

    One More Cup of Coffee Singer and Writer: Bob Dylan

    Way down among Brazilians
    Coffee beans grow by the billions
    So they’ve got to find those extra cups to fill
    They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

    You can’t get cherry soda
    ’cause they’ve got to fill that quota
    And the way things are I’ll bet they never will
    They’ve got a zillion tons of coffee in Brazil

    No tea or tomato juice
    You’ll see no potato juice
    ’cause the planters down in Santos all say “No, no, no”

    The politician’s daughter
    Was accused of drinkin’ water
    And was fined a great big fifty dollar bill
    They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

    The Coffee Song Frank Sinatra Writers: Bob Hilliard and Dick Miles