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Favorite Coffee Songs And Lyrics

The passion for coffee is one that people of all ages and cultures share at all hours of the day. Coffee can be prepared in so many different ways that it is possible to satisfy anyone’s wish list for coffee strength, fragrance, aroma, taste and origin. It is not surprising, therefore, that coffee is also a popular theme in songs, music, videos and books. Coffee is a great hospitality beverage that people enjoy at home, coffee shops, offices, and other public venues.

A fun thing to do while drinking coffee is to play music with coffee lyrics that make you laugh at the stories they tell, dream about the places they describe or even shed a tear when the song is sad. Some examples of coffee songs and lyrics include,

40 Cups of Coffee by Tennessee Ernie Ford (born Ernest Jennings Ford, February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991). Tennessee Ernie Ford enjoyed a successful career in country, Western, pop, and gospel music recording his own music and hosting television shows. This Ella Mae Morse song was released originally in 1953 as a Western boogie-woogie catchy tune that Tennessee Ernie Ford’s booming baritone voice helped make more popular. Coffee lyrics in this song include “…I’m drinking forty cups of coffee, Forty cups of coffee, Forty cups of coffee, waiting for you to come home…”

On A Night Like This by Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941). American singer and songwriter, musician, painter and poet. Bob Dylan has influenced music for more than 50 years. Coffee lyrics include “…hold on to me so tight and heat up some coffee grounds…”

Starfish And Coffee by Prince (known as Prince Rogers Nelson, born June 7, 1958). An American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. Prince is considered a musical prodigy who taught himself how to play more than twenty different musical instruments without any formal musical education. Fun coffee lyrics in this song include “…If U set your mind free, baby, maybe U’d understand Starfish and coffee, maple syrup and jam…” and the repetitive chorus lyric “…(La la la la…) Starfish and coffee, love 4 the soul…”

A Cup of Coffee by Johnny Cash (John R. “Johnny” Cash, born J.R.Cash, February 26,1932-September 12, 2003). One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century remembered as a country music artist whose artistry included other genres such as rock and roll, blues, folk, and gospel. Johnny Cash and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot sing this song about coffee together. A lyric from this song “…I been drivin’ haulin’ load of grain all day long. Got about three more hundred miles to go. And well I just dropped in to have a cup of coffee friend. Yeah I just dropped in to have a cup of coffee friend…”

You’re So Vain by Carly Simon (born Carly Elisabeth Simon, June 25, 1945). This is a song most people have heard and easily recognize. The song was written and performed by Carly Simon. Released in 1972, it includes the following lyrics which has led to the speculation of a critical profile about a self-absorbed unidentified lover “…you’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you…You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive. Well you said that we made such a pretty pair. And that you would never leave. But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me. I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee. Clouds in my coffee, and…”

Don’t Cry Daddy by Elvis (Elvis Aaron Presley January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977). Elvis Presley is one of the most popular American singers and a cultural icon that will always be remembered for his unique style and mass appeal. The song “Don’t Cry Daddy” is the story of thoughts in the mind of a grieving husband whose wife is no longer present. It is a very touching song about a father, the mother, and two children. One of the children, Tommy, tells his father not to cry saying they will find a new “mommy.” Lyrics from the song include“…With thunder crashing in my head, My pillow still wet, From last night tears, And as I think of giving up, A voice inside my coffee-cup, Kept crying out, And ringing in my ears…Don’t cry Daddy…”

Calling Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks (born Troyal Garth Brooks, February 7, 1962). This is an American country music artist who has integrated rock elements into live performances and recordings regularly. The result has been great acceptance by audiences at home and abroad. One can say that Garth Brooks has helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon. Coffee lyrics include “…A replay of last night’s events, Roll through my mind, Except a scene or two, Erased by sweet red wine, And I see a truck stop sign ahead, So I change lanes, I need a cup of coffee, And a couple dollars change, Callin’ Baton Rouge…”

One Cup of Coffee by Bob Marley (born Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley, February 6, 1945-May 11, 1981). Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician credited with popularizing Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to worldwide audiences. This song was composed very early in Bob Marley’s career. It lacks the reggae rhythm and sound that made Marley famous but includes coffee lyrics such as ” “…One cup of coffee, then I’ll go. Though I just dropped by to let you know, That I’m leaving you tomorrow, I’ll cause you no more sorrow. One cup of coffee, then I’ll go…”

So, what about playing some nice music, preparing a great cup of gourmet coffee and savoring every sip? My recommendation: Vienna Roast Espresso or Brazilian Santos Bourbon.