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Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)

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A PROPER CUP OF COFFEE
I'D RATHER MAKE COFFEE THAN LOVE
MAKIN' COFFEE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 25 Aug 19 - 09:34 AM

All I Want is a Proper Cup of Coffee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XrAkPyStGg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 19 - 04:47 PM

Anybody knows this one: about old lady...sung by a english crooner : She never got a cup of coffee, from a proper coffee pot,
for the coffee wasn't Mocca and pot it wasn't hot
and it's really most distressing as I'm sure you will agree,
when you want a cup of coffee or a cup of tasty tea,
but the ....
and the tea had tanning and it wasnt tasty tea....


I can't for the life of me remember all of it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CLARA JENKINS' TEA (1881)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Aug 19 - 04:38 PM

This is more about “tea” as a social event rather than a drink. But where else am I gonna put this?

You can see the sheet music for this song at Baylor University. There is another copy at MusicNotes.com. You can hear a recording by Collins and Harlan from 1911 at the Internet Archive. The following lyrics are from the sheet music.


HARRIGAN & HART’S
New Song,

Clara Jenkins’ Tea
AS SUNG IN THE NEW PLAY
THE MAJOR.
Words by Ed. Harrigan; music by Dave Braham; ©1881.

1. Oh, now put on your Sunday clothes.
Get ready for the jubilee.
Dere’s a mighty high time when the clock strikes nine.
Oh, do come along with me,
All Methodist and Baptist too, oh my!
Will sing about the old Red Sea.
De new church choir will sing a note higher
At Clara Jenkins’ socialistic tea.
Ladies, try this citron cake.
Pass it ‘round for goodness sake!
Won’t you try some lemon cream?
Oh! yes, now don’t be mean.

CHORUS: Oh, now put on your Sunday clothes
And get ready for the jubilee.
Dere’s a mighty high time when de clock strikes nine
At little Clara Jenkins’ tea.

2. There’s poor old Aunty Green, dear me!
Her age it is just ninety-four.
She’s as lively as a kitten, keeps a-gettin’ up and gettin’.
You can’t keep her off the floor.
Dere’s something in de old brown jug; look dar,
Just yonder on the shelf, you see.
Don’t let it go to waste, but give us all a taste
At Clara Jenkins’ socialistic tea.
Standing in the well so deep,
Yes, indeed, a hundred feet—
“Will you be my loving queen?”
“Go away; I’m just sixteen!”

3. We’ll go home when de sun does shine
In de mornin’ at de peep of day.
Isn’t ev’rybody’s sad, ‘cause ev’rybody’s glad.
Good Lord, how we’d like to stay!
Now, colored gentlemen and ladies all,
Take a little kind advice from me:
Won’t mention any name, but please to call again,
When Clara Jenkins gives another tea.
Forfeit, all the gemmen now.
No, no, ladies, you’ll allow.
Dar’s dat gal in velveteen.
How do, sir? Now don’t be mean.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Aug 19 - 09:47 AM

I have a fond memory of oversleeping as a freshman in college... My clock radio was on radio and I was lying there, too morningafterish to get up. Then the radio station played a little medley starting with Java Jive and including all lines from any song that mentioned coffee. I sat straight up... Coffee! Great idea! And got up.
I also have to admit that till tjen, I had thought Java Jive had been written and composed by our men's a cappella group...


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Subject: Lyr Add: 40 CUPS OF COFFEE (Danny Overbea)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Aug 19 - 11:54 AM

You can hear this song at the Internet Archive. This sounds like early rock ‘n’ roll.


40 CUPS OF COFFEE
Words and music by Danny Overbea
As recorded by Danny Overbea with King Kolex and His Orchestra, 1953.

1. Pace the floor; stop and stare.
I drink a cup o’ coffee an’ start to pullin’ out my hair.
CHORUS: I drink forty cups o’ coffee, forty cups o’ coffee,
Forty cups o’ coffee waitin’ for you to come home.

2. A quarter to twelve an’ you’re still not in.
The way you run around is a doggone sin.
CHORUS: I drink….

3. A quarter to three I start watchin’ the clock.
The phone won’t ring so I’m waitin’ for your knock.
CHORUS: I drink….

4. A quarter to fo’ you ain’t got home yet.
I try to be cool and smoke a cigarette
CHORUS: An’ drink.…

5. You knock on the do’ about a quarter to five.
I run to hug you an’ kiss you sayin’: “Thank God you’re still alive!
CHORUS: I drank forty cups o’ coffee,
Forty cups o’ coffee,
Forty cups o’ coffee but I’m glad you finally came home.”


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Subject: Lyr Add: TEA FOR TWO (Caesar/Youmans)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Sep 16 - 11:36 PM

TEA FOR TWO
Words by Irving Caesar, music by Vincent Youmans
From the musical "No, No, Nanette" ©1925.
As recorded by Marion Harris.

I'm discontented with homes that are rented,
So I have invented my own.
Darling, this place is a lovers' oasis
Where life's weary chase is unknown,
Far from the cry of the city,
Where flowers pretty caress the streams,
Cozy to hide in, to live side by side in.
Don't let it abide in my dreams.

Picture me upon your knee,
Just tea for two and two for tea,
Just me for you and you for me alone—
Nobody near us to see us or hear us,
No friends or relations on weekend vacations,
We won't have it known, dear, that we own a telephone, dear.
Day will break and I'll awake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For you to take for all the boys to see.
We will raise a family:
A boy for you, a girl for me.
Oh, can't you see how happy we would be?


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Subject: Lyr Add: EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA (Sigler/Goodhart
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Sep 16 - 10:43 PM

EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA
Words and music by Maurice Sigler, Al Goodhart, & Al Hoffman, ©1935.
As sung by Jack Buchanan.

Ev'ry nation in creation has its favorite drink:
France is famous for its wine; it's beer in Germany.
Turkey has its coffee, and they serve it blacker than ink.
Russians go for vodka and England loves its tea.

Oh, the fact'ries may be roaring
With a "boom-a-lacka, zoom-a-lacka, whee!"
But there isn't any roar
When the clocks strike four.
Ev'rything stops for tea.

Oh, a lawyer in the courtroom,
In the middle of an alimony plea,
Has to stop and help 'em pour
When the clocks strike four.
Ev'rything stops for tea.

It's a very good English custom,
Though the weather be cold or hot:
When you need a little pickup,
You'll find a little teacup
Will always hit the spot.

You remember Cleopatra
Had a date to meet Marc Antony at three.
When he came an hour late,
She said: "You'll have to wait,
For ev'rything stops for tea."

Oh, they may be playing football,
And the crowd is yelling: "Kill the referee!"
But no matter what the score,
When the clocks strike four,
Ev'rything stops for tea.

Oh, the golfer may be golfing,
And is just about to make a hole in three,
But it always gets him sore
When the clock yells "fore!"
Ev'rything stops for tea.

It's a very good English custom,
And a stimulant for the brain.
When you feel a little weary,
A cup'll make you cheery,
And it's cheaper than champagne.

Now I know just why Franz Schubert
Didn't finish his unfinished symphony.
He might have written more,
But the clock struck four,
And ev'rything stops for tea.

[The following lines are sung in a different recording by Jack Hylton and His Orchestra:]

Oh, the soldiers may be fighting
In the trenches or a battleship at sea,
But there isn't any war
When the clock strikes four.
Ev'rything stops for tea.


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Subject: Everything Stops for Tea
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 01:50 PM

Everything Stops for Tea (sung by Jack Buchanan, ca. 1935):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQASun9d8E
More info: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=21376


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: GUEST,Guesty McGuestface
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 01:34 PM

The missing verse of "I'd Like to Dunk You in My Coffee", from 1934 sheet music:

I was always going in for ev'ry sort of vitamin I'd read about,
But I find I'm filled up
  with what the doctors recommended as a build up.
Now I'd like to make it known that since I've ment you,
I have thrown their theories out.
You agree with me,
Tho' you're not my vitamins A - B - C - D;

This song was featured in the UK film Calling All Stars (1937).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 08:50 PM

Well, she brought me coffee,
And she brought me tea.
She brought me everything
But the jailhouse key.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Black Coffee
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 04:48 PM

Humble Pie covering Ike & Tina Turner's Black Coffee

"Black Coffee"

Black coffee is my name
Black coffee is not a thing
Black coffee, freshly ground and fully packed
Hot black coffee, boys, mmm that's where it's at, mean it.

Way back you all know since I don't know when
See I got hungover before I was 10
You see my skin is white but my soul is black
So hot black coffee, that's where it's at.

(Black coffee) That's what I'm talkin' about boys
(Black coffee) That's what I mean
(Black coffee) Ooh you've got to feel it in your hand
(Black coffee) Hmm yeah
(Black coffee).

Well you hear that
Some black tea, well it can't compare with me
Black tea (can't compare with me) that's right
Black tea, well it's as good as, it's as good as, it's as good as it can be
But it's a cup of black coffee that a working man needs to see, yeah.

In America, well it's the land of the free
You can get what you want if you've got some do re me
Well travelling far and I work like a slave
Now I'm independent, and you know I get laid.
I got me a job and I build me a place
I got a spit of black coffee, oh how good it tastes
I said a dime is all it costs in the States
For a cup of black coffee, how good it tastes

(Black coffee) Alright
(Black coffee) Oh
(Black coffee) It's what I want now, it's what I need
(Black coffee) To suit my soul, to suit my soul now
(Black coffee) It's what I want, it's what I need
(Black coffee) It's where it's at, it's where it's at
(Black coffee) Oh


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Subject: Lyr Add: COFFEE POT BLUES (Papa Charlie Jackson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 16 - 06:08 PM

I was disappointed that this song really is not about coffee, but it has an interesting, catchy tune, so I thought I'd post it anyway:


COFFEE POT BLUES
As recorded by Papa Charlie Jackson, 1925.

You can always tell, when your good gal don't want to be seen,
'Cause your meals ain't ready; the house is never clean.

It's like huntin' for a needle buried in a bed of sand,
That is to find a woman hasn't got no man.

Three barrels of your whiskey, mama, four barrels of gin.
She said, "The head-knocker's home, daddy, and you can't come in."

It was early one morning, just at the close of four
When Charlie Smith knocked on Evelyn's door.

She jumped up, sweet babe, tipped on across the floor,
Hollerin', "Long tall daddy, don't you knock no more."

It was in the loving kitchen, where they made the plot
For to poison her father and her mother in the coffee pot.

Then they carried the remains, throwed it out in the yard,
Killed fifteen chickens and wound that prattlin' dog.

Policeman says to Freddie: "What do you know 'bout this?"
Say, "I guess you'd have to go arrest poor Charlie Smith."

Then they carried poor Charlie, put him behind the bar[s],
Give him thirty-nine days, mama, and that ain't all.

Poor Evelyn's in jail, with her back turned to the wall,
Hollerin', "Cruel kind daddy, you know you the cause [of] it all."

I want [to] sing this time; ain't gonna sing no more
'Cause my throat got dry, to where my tonsil's sore.


[As a murder ballad, or even an attempted-murder ballad, this song has a lot of plot holes. Who was Evelyn with when Charlie knocked on her door? What does this have to do with the plot to kill Evelyn's mother and father? How was the plot thwarted? Who was Freddie? Thirty-nine days seems like an awfully short sentence for murder or attempted murder. Why did that happen?

[By the way, I searched in vain for a true story this might have been based on.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 07:54 PM

Have A Cuppa Tea
(Ray Davies)

Granny's always ravin' and rantin',
And she's always puffin' and pantin',
And she's always screaming and shouting,
And she's always brewing up tea.

Grandpappy's never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made pot of tea.

Chorus:
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosie Lea
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Rosie Lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take granny's stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
It's a cure for hepatitis, it's a cure for chronic insomnia,
It's a cure for tonsillitis and for water on the knee.

[Chorus]

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper time,
You get tea when it's raining, tea when it's snowing,
Tea when the weather's fine.
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.

[Chorus]

Whatever the situation, whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organization,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.

[Chorus]

[Muswell Hillbillies, The Kinks, RCA Victor, SF 8243, 1971, trk. B2]


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'D LIKE TO DUNK YOU IN MY COFFEE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 05:05 PM

I'D LIKE TO DUNK YOU IN MY COFFEE
Words by Lew Brown, music by Harry Akst, ©1934.
As recorded by Freddy Martin.

I'd like to dunk you in my coffee and spread you on my bread,
And I wish that you were in the highball goin' to my head.
Dear, when you sit across the table,
I'm then like the giant in the fable.
Fee fie foe fum!
I'm overcome with a cannibalistic feeling.
I'd like to smother you with mushrooms, mm, and ev'rything.
I claim you'd be a dainty dish to set before a king.
Oh, sweetheart, if I could obtain you,
As part of my daily menu,
I'd like to dunk you in my coffee and spread you on my bread.


There is another recording by Little Jack Little.

This seems to be the chorus only. The catalog entry for this song at Mississippi State University indicates there is a missing verse that begins "I was always going in for ev'ry sort of vitamin"—and maybe more verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Airymouse
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 10:37 AM

If you are going to collect coffee and tea songs you certainly need the version of Paper and Pins that ends
Some loves coffee and some loves tea
You loves my money but you don't love me.
Also there's Revolutionary Tea.
There was an old lady lived over the sea
And she was an island queen...


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 05:31 PM

WHEN I TAKE MY SUGAR TO TEA
Written by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, and Pierre Norman, ©1931.
As recorded by the Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra

VERSE: I'm just a little Jackie Horner
Since I met my sugar cane.
That gang of mine has been revealin' that they're feeling sore.
I left the lamplight on that old corner
For the moon on Lovers' Lane.
I'm doing things I never did before.

CHORUS 1: When I take my sugar to tea,
All the boys are jealous of me,
'Cause I never take her where the gang goes
When I take my sugar to tea.

2. I'm a rowdy-dowdy; that's me.
She's a high-hat baby; that's she.
So I never take her where the gang goes,
When I take my sugar to tea.

BRIDGE: Ev'ry Sunday afternoon,
We forget about our cares,
Rubbing elbows at the Ritz
With those millionaires.

3. When I take my sugar to tea,
I'm as ritzy as I can be,
'Cause I never take her where the gang goes
When I take my sugar to tea.


Another recording that includes the verse was made by The Sunshine Boys.

Other early recordings with the chorus but no verse were made by Bunny Berigan, Fred Rich & His Orchestra, Jack Hylton & His Orchestra, King Oliver & the Chocolate Dandies, Nat King Cole, and The Casa Loma Orchestra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Bettynh
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 02:05 PM

The Short Sisters sing this round by Karl Gottfried Hering:

C-O-F-F-E-E: -- don't drink too much coffee.
Not for children is this Turkish brew;
hurts the brain and the nervous system, too.
Take this advice from me --
have a nice cup of tea!

The tune is here


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Subject: Lyr Add: A NICE CUP OF TEA (from Binnie Hale)
From: GUEST,Drumcolliher
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 05:21 AM

I LIKE A NICE CUP OF TEA

Binnie Hale (22 May 1899 – 10 January 1984)
English actress, Music Hall singer and musician.


Some folks put much reliance
On politics and science
There's only one hero for me
His praise we should be roaring
The man who thought of pouring
The first boiling water onto tea

I like a nice cup of tea in the morning
For to start the day you see
And at half past eleven
Well my idea of heaven
Is a nice cup of tea
I like a nice cup of tea with me dinner
And a nice cup of tea with me tea
And when it's time for bed
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea

You can talk about your science
And your airships in the sky
I can do without the wireless
And you'll never see me fly
The public benefactor of the universe for me
Is the genius that thought of pouring water onto tea

I like a nice cup of tea in the morning
For to start the day you see
And when I get the breakfast in
Well my idea of sin
Is a fourth, or a fifth, cup of tea
I like a nice cup of tea with me dinner
And a nice cup of tea with me tea
And when it's time for bed
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea

They say it's not nutritious
But still it is delicious
And that's all that matters to me
It turns your meat to leather
But let's all die together
The one drink in paradise is tea

I like a nice cup of tea
In the morning
For to start the day you see
And at half past eleven
Well my idea of heaven
Is a nice cup of tea
I like a nice cup of tea with me dinner
And a nice cup of tea with me tea
And when it's time for bed
As I think I may have said
I'd like a nice cup of tea

You can talk about your liberties
They talk of women's rights
I don't want to make no speeches
Because the one that does is trite
And anyone can have my vote and chuck it in the sea
But golly there'll be trouble if they try to touch me tea

I like a nice cup of tea with me dinner
And a nice cup of tea with me tea
And when it's getting late
Almost anything can wait
For a nice cup of tea


Sung by Binnie Hale


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive
From: Genie
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 08:39 PM

I just realized I've been singing a mondegreen of part of the lyrics to Java Jive for years.   I think Rise Up Singing was the source of the mondegreen. Anyway, here's the line as I learned it:

Boston beans, soy beans,
I mean the itty bitty kidney beans.
You know that I'm not keen about a bean
Unless it's a chilly chili* bean.   


* Not sure what the spelling was, but it seemed to be referring to chili beans, and I could never figure out why beans other than coffee beans were lauded in the song.

Now I find out that the actual line is "... a cheery, cheery bean," and that makes a whole lot more sense.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea son
From: Rowan
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for that AC.
It comes as no surprise that Bob had already posted its original text, as he has a considerable set of resources to hand. The text I posted is as I have sung it and I probably learned it around campfires from other bushwalkers who may have learned it from John Meredith's Penguin edition of Australian Folksongs, prior to the Bushwackers or even Dave de Hugard, who is a towering influence on such things.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: Billy of Tea
From: Artful Codger
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 10:09 PM

Re "Billy of Tea":
Bob Bolton posted a couple versions (including the originally published one) and additional information in the "Billy of Tea" thread (20337); also in a BS thread (20316) on Lapsang Souchong. The author was not credited in the original publication, and I don't believe authorship has since been determined.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 09:08 PM

We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing it made it worse.
We haven't had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the universe.
-Rudyard Kipling

Not one, AFAIK, ever set by Peter Bellamy: but worth citing on this thread, I think...


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAVE ANOTHER ESPRESSO (Shel Silverstein)
From: beeliner
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 07:38 PM

HAVE ANOTHER ESPRESSO
Words and music by Shel Silverstein

Now whenever life is looking dark and mean
I have myself an espresso.
And then I kinda sit back and like dig the scene
And maybe have myself another espresso.
And there's a chick in the coffee shop who's caught my eye
But she never talks to me when I walk by
So I sit there and I cool it and I'm oh so sly
And I have myself another espresso.

Well last night I decided to do the thing
As I had myself another espresso.
So I asked that chick, would she care to swing
As I had myself another espresso.
And she said, "Baby, that's uh cool with me
But like I can't split until half past three
So why don't you just sit there and cool it and like wait for me
And maybe have yourself another espresso."

Well I never cared much for formal dates,
I just sit and have myself an espresso.
Man ya know but when a chick is a groove like baby you've gotta wait
And maybe have yourself another espresso.
So I took off my coat and I hung up my hat
And for the next five hours right there I sat.
You know that chick went home with some other cat,
And so I had myself another espresso.

The moral of the story I will tell you then
As I have myself another espresso,
Is always follow the ways of Zen
And maybe have yourself another espresso.
And whenever the world has got you way uptight
Why baby you just sit there and cool it until everything's right
'Cause you know I met another chick that very night
And we -- uh -- we --
Well we just sat around and had us an espresso.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BILLY OF TEA
From: Rowan
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 05:49 PM

BILLY OF TEA
Tune: Bonnie Dundee
Words: Australian Traditional but I'll try to find out details of by whom/ from whom/when/where it was collected.

You can talk of your whisky and talk of your beer,
There's something much nicer that's waiting me here,
It sits on the fire beneath the gum tree,
There's nothing much nicer than a billy of tea.

So fill up your tumbler as high as you can
And don't you dare tell me it's not the best plan,
You can let all your beer and your spirits go free
There's nothing much nicer than a billy of tea.

I rise in the morning as soon as it's light
And go to the nosebag to see it's alright
That the ants on the sugar no mortgage have got
And straight away sling my old black billy pot

And while it is boiling the horses I seek
And follow them down as far as the creek
I take off their hobbles and let them run free
Then haste to tuck into my billy of tea

And at night when I camp if the day has been warm
I give to my horses their tucker of corn
From the two in the pole to the one in the lead
A billy for each holds a comfortable feed

Then the fire I make and the water I get
And corned beef and damper in order I set
But I don't touch the grub though so hungry I be,
I wait till it's ready, my billy of tea

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: open mike
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 04:54 PM

there is an old trad work song from the days of the Irish rail road
"Work all day for sugar in my tay"

Drill ye Tarriers Drill...
see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill,_Ye_Tarriers,_Drill


i wonder why Joni Harm's c.d. with Cowboy coffee on it sells for $150?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Joe_F
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 06:41 PM

According to my mother,

    You're the grounds in my coffee.
    You're the hair in my stew.
    You will always be
    My atrocity.
    I can do without you.

*

Finjan (in DigiTrad, but incomplete by a damn sight)

*

Eyes of Night Owls by Bob Kanefsky:

    Grind, children, grind
    For a clear and wakeful mind
    That can work thru the night if we please.
    Grind, children, grind --
    We're preserving humankind,
    And we each have our own priorities.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 04:58 PM

As I hear it (verse 2 line 4): Smellin' that good old Arbuckle's coffee.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARBUCKLE'S COFFEE (Arbuckle Boys)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 11:49 PM

My transcription. See Artful Codger's link above.


ARBUCKLE'S COFFEE
Recorded by the Arbuckle Boys

Roll out, boys. Come and get it.
Grease your gear. Flapjacks in the skillet.
Fill your hands and head for the pot.
That Arbuckle's coffee, she's ready and hot.

She'll warm you up. She'll curl your hair.
You can float a horseshoe in that black stuff there.
Old Cookie says: "Boys, I'm a famous man,
And Arbuckle's coffee, she's the best in the land."

CHORUS: Arbuckle's coffee in an old tin cup,
Sip it real slow. Drink it right up.
Arbuckle's coffee in an old tin can
Put hair on your chest, good to the last man.

Here comes Blue. He's ridin' in fast
With Slim and J. B. and young Billy Bass.
Here comes Lou, and here comes Shorty
Smellin' that ... Arbuckle's coffee.

Ol' Cookie he's a-cussin', raisin' almighty Cain.
His biscuits ain't risin'. It's tryin' to rain.
Them boys is a-laughin' and tellin' tall tales,
Drinkin' Arbuckle's coffee right out on the trail.

*
For history, see this article: Coffee, Cowboys and a Ranch: The Arbuckle Brothers' Wyoming Connection by Phil Roberts, University of Wyoming Department of History


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea son
From: Ritchie
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 03:17 PM

Ray,try Phil Powell ....,

great minds think alike ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: GUEST,Ray Shakeshaft
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 12:22 PM

Has anyone got the chords to 'I like a nice cup of tea in the morning'

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 07:53 PM

"Arbuckle's Coffee", performed (and probably written) by the Arbuckle Boys from Texas: YouTube clip.

You can find more information on the beginnings of Arbuckle coffee at the Arbuckle Coffee Roasters web site.    In particular, watch the clip toward the bottom of the page (the video for the above song is also available there) and click on the "Arbuckle legend" link at the top of the left-hand links.

Other YouTube clips suggest various ways of preparing "cowboy coffee", but these are modern-day campers' methods without historical authenticity.

Here's another song: "Cowboy Coffee", a more humorous, contemporary song written and performed by Chris Davenport: YouTube clip.

A contemporary song, "Black Coffee" is popular for country line dancing, though it seems to be a whiny love song having blessed little to do with coffee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 06:13 PM

TEA
  C.L. Gilman

From the faucets of the fountain and the bottles of the bar
I've tried many fancy gargles, 'most as many as there are,
But the drink that's first and foremost, if you put it up to me,
Is the scalding can of ashes, swamp-juice, soot—and tea.

At the take-off of the portage, when a man is damp with toil,
Heat and deer-flies are forgotten, when the tea comes to a boil.
In the silent winter muskeg, where the snow has hid the trail,
Strength and hope and courage wait him with the bubbling of the pail.

Propped with rocks beside the rapids, jabbed into the forest mould,
Smoked and scorched, ten thousand tea-sticks, mark the camp-sites of the bold.
Other drinks may please the townsman, do to flirt with now and then,
But, the Silent Places witness, tea's the drink that's drunk by men.

Source: Camp-Fire Verse; ed. Williams Haynes and Joseph Leroy Harrison; Duffield & Company, New York, 1917.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TEA (from Bodleian)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 03:36 PM

From the Bodleian Library Ballad collection, Harding B 11(3743):


THE TEA
[London: between 1819 and 1844]

1. The tea!—the tea!—the wholesome tea!
The black, the green, the mix'd, the good, the strong Bohea!
When the water boils, and the tea is made,
And the tea things on the table laid,
We washerwomen work with glee,
But still at night enjoy our tea.
  I'm at my tub!—I'm at my tub!
  I am where I would ever be,
  Among the steam and suds so blue.
  Though my copper has a smoky flue,
If a storm should come, what is't to me?
I wash! I wash! And I take my tea!

2. I hate, oh, how I hate to hear
That some prefer to tea, strong beer.
It makes men drunk both night and noon,
And if they sing, 'tis out of tune;
And ladies, if they drink strong beer,
Are apt to scratch and perhaps to swear.
  I have had coffee galore,
  But I love the green tea more and more,
  For it's good for the nerves, and warms my heart,
  And from it I will never part.
For a friend it was, and is to me,
For when I was born, my mother gave me tea.

3. The tiles were white, and a frosty morn
In December month when I was born.
The dustman bawl'd and his bell he toll'd,
And the milkman's nose was blue with cold,
And never was heard such a medley wild
As welcom'd to life the cockney child.
  I have liv'd since then, a maid and wife,
  A sober washerwoman's life,
  Wash'd down with tea all idle care,
  And never have wish'd for better fare;
And death, whenever he comes to me,
Will find me drinking a good strong cup of tea.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A GOOD CUP OF TEA (from Bodleian)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 02:34 PM

From the Bodleian Library Ballad collection, Firth b.27(319):


A GOOD CUP OF TEA

AIR—Jenny Put the Kettle On.

1. When our hearts are o'erladed with sorrow and grief,
And joy from our presence doth flee,
Methinks of all comforts the warmest and chief
Is surely a good cup of tea.

2. When health and when pleasure delighteth the heart
And we dance with a soul full of glee,
Though the waltz and the polka their pleasures impart,
We'll pause for a good cup of tea.

3. When sickness and pain find their way to our hearts—
And who can expect to be free?—
Oh! one of the things most valued on earth
Just then is a good cup of tea.

4. Ere we start in the morning to travel by rail
Or by steam take a trip to the sea,
No perfume e'er wafted on Araby's gale
Smells then like a good cup of tea.

5. At the end of our journey—too early for bed,
Yet bored by the demon Ennui,
How our spirits return—how our languor hath fled—
When refreshed by a good cup of tea.

6. How hard must the toil-doomed artisan strive
Ere his home humblest comforts can see;
Yet he gratefully owns he has none will revive
His strength like a good cup of tea.

7. When hour after hour the poor poet doth sit
With the paper still blank on his knee,
"The spirit that moveth him" into the fit
May come with a good cup of tea.

8. Quaff the wine-cup who may, there's delight in the draught,
But for ills it, alas, is not free.
I yield it, though long and though loud be the laugh,
For a wholesome and good cup of tea.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COFFEE AND TEA (from Bodleian)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 01:55 PM

From the Bodleian Ballad collection, Harding B 25(392):

[There seems to be some sexual subtext here, but there's a lot I don't understand. --JD]


COFFEE AND TEA

1. My love she drinks Coffee and Tea,
But hey for good liquor and sack;
And every health that goes round,
Here's a health to my own Paddy Whack.

CHORUS: Mally, come plank my plank.
Mally, come plank perri-wig.
Mally, come cover my song.
Good humour you'll find in my merry-gig.

2. I have three ships on the sea.
There is three of them bound to Limerick,
Three laden with Coffee and Tea,
And two with my three-square Gimlick.

3. There are thirty fair maidens in York
And thirty fair maidens in Limerick.
That makes out the even three score.
I bo——d them all with my Gimlick.

4. I have a house of my own.
I have a hole in the rigging o't.
I have a well on the floor.
You may water your nag in the middle o't.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 01:38 PM

Here's a verse to go with your chorus of A NICE CUP OF TEA:

Some folks put much reliance
On politics and science.
There's only one hero for me:
His praise we should be roaring,
The man who thought of pouring
The first boiling water onto tea.

The National Library of Australia lists 2 songs called A NICE CUP OF TEA:

A NICE CUP OF TEA
Words, A. P. (Alan Patrick) Herbert. Music, Henry Sullivan.
Sydney : J. Albert & Son, c1937.

A NICE CUP OF TEA
Words, Frank W. Green. Music, Alfred Lee.
London : C. Sheard, [between 1860 and 1880?]
"Sung by James Hillier to delighted audiences"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 09:46 AM

Thanks, Maeve.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A NICE CUP OF TEA (Herbert, Sullivan)
From: maeve
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 07:23 AM

A NICE CUP OF TEA (Herbert / Sullivan)

I like a nice cup of tea in the morning
For to start the day you see
And at half-past eleven
Well my idea of Heaven
Is a nice cup of tea
I like a nice cup of tea with my dinner
And a nice cup of tea with my tea
And when it's time for bed
There's a lot to be said For a nice cup of tea


Found here

maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 07:16 AM

Has anybody got the lyrics to the song (ditty) that starts "I like a nice cup of tea in the morning"? I believe it also contains the line "..and a nice cup of tea with my tea".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea son
From: M.Ted
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 07:00 AM

YouTube clip of Michael Hurley's Tea Song
Lyrics are a bit different.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 02:07 AM

Johann Sebastian Bach's "Coffee Cantata".

How about Jimmie Rodgers' "Tea for Texas"? ;-}

I'm sure I've come across several cowboy songs and poems about coffee (or the deplorable preparation or condition of it), but I'd have to search about to find them again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TEA (Michael Hurley)
From: Stewie
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 08:43 PM

The thread title also mentions 'tea'. Here is a classic ditty from the spendidly eccentric mind of Michael Hurley. It was first recorded by him back in 1964 at the tender age of 22.

TEA
(Michael Hurley)

Turn on the tea and let it brew
I like six cups not one or two
Break out the cups and honey too
And turn on the tea and let it brew
I don't care that she's left me
Just so long as the cupboard's full of tea
My nerves are shakin' and my heart is breakin'
That's just because of all the tea I've taken
Poor old Buddha turned into stone
That's why I drink tea alone
Buddha's made of stone and his eyes are ruby
But his thoughts and dreams are distilled in the tea
I'll drink my tea and sit and dream
Conjure up a leprechaun to dance in the steam
I'm drinkin' my tea and it's gettin' late
I thought I heard somebody pass my gate

Source: transcription in booklet accompanying Michael Hurley 'First Songs' Folkways LP FG 3581 (1964)

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COFFEE BLUES (Sam Lightnin' Hopkins)
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 10:31 AM

Here's another song called "Coffee Blues". I heard it on the radio years ago and put it on a casette tape (remember those?) I didn't know the song's title and referred to it as "Mama got mad at Papa" I used the Google search engine to find these lyrics by entering that "title" and another repeated line "he didn't bring coffee home".


COFFEE BLUES
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins


Mama got mad at papa 'cause he didn't bring no coffee home
Mama got mad at papa 'cause he didn't bring no coffee home
She begin to wonder what is going on wrong

Papa said, "Mama, I ain't mad with you, now, don't you get mad with me
Baby, I ain't mad with you, now, don't you get mad with me, whoa"

Papa must have been teasing mama 'cause she said, "I ain't mad with you"
Papa must have been teasing mama 'cause she said, "I ain't mad with you"
She said, "Everything's all right, don't make no difference what you do"

You know papa got good with mama somehow

And I was crying for bread, and yes, I, baby,
I was crying for bread, and these are the words I said
Now look at mama, just trying to shout

It was early one evening but papa came home late at night
It was early one evening but papa came home late at night
That's when mama was mad and her and papa began to fight

http://www.notdarkyet.org/tt-coffee.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 09:48 PM

See Mr. Moto in Wikipedia.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea songs)
From: GUEST,Zeaz
Date: 04 Aug 08 - 04:14 AM

Does anybody know what the word "Mr. Moto" refers to in Java Jive


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Subject: Lyr Add: CUPPA JAVA THE SIZE OF MY HEAD (D Newton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 May 08 - 07:30 AM

CUPPA JAVA THE SIZE OF MY HEAD
As recorded by Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton on "Hi-Top Sneakers" (2008)

Early in the morning when I open my eyes,
Only one thing that's on my mind.
Only one thing get me out o' my bed:
A strong cup o' java 'bout the size o' my head.

Yeah, my hands are always shaky and my hair is a mess.
My mind's a bit hazy. I can't even get dressed.
Only one thing that'll see me through:
A big black pot o' that dark French brew.

Grind the beans. Let it drip.
Dark French roast, take a sip.

You can have your eggs and your orange juice
Your tea an' your toast. I got no use.
Only one thing, that's what I said:
I want a strong cup o' java 'bout the size o' my head.

Well, if you see me lookin' sick or maybe actin' ill,
Don't you call me no doctor, don't you gi' me no pill.
Only one thing that'll remedy me.
A great big black hot pot o' caffeine.

Grind the beans. Let it drip.
Dark French roast, take a sip.

You can tell the doctor that his work is through.
Tell the undertaker I don’t want him, too.
Only one thing, that's what I said:
I want a strong cup o' java 'bout the size o' my head.

Make it dark; make it strong.
Make it so that it keeps me up, mama, all night long.
Black is beautiful; mmm, black is good.
Grind the beans; yeah, mama, wish you would.

You can have your wine and your old home brew.
You can keep your gin and your tonic, too.
Only thing I want, that's what I said:
I want a strong cup o' java 'bout the size o' my head.
I want a strong cup o' java 'bout the size o' my head.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea son
From: topical tom
Date: 09 May 08 - 06:23 PM

Here's Mississippi singing "My Creole Belle" and "Lovin' Spoonful":

   The blues as they were meant to be!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee & tea son
From: topical tom
Date: 09 May 08 - 05:51 PM

"The Coffee Blues" by Mississipi John Hurt:

                Coffee Blues
        

soundclip

by Mississippi John Hurt
recording of 19
from Coffee Blues (Vanguard 19032), copyright notice

(spoken:
This is the "Coffee Blues", I likes a certain brand
- Maxwell's House - it's good till the last drop,
just like it says on the can. I used to have a girl
cookin' a good Maxwell House. She moved away.
Some said to Memphis and some said to Leland,
but I found her. I wanted her to cook me some
good Maxwell's House. You understand,
if I can get me just a spoonful of Maxwell's House,
do me much good as two or three cups this other coffee)

I've got to go to Memphis, bring her back to Leland
I wanna see my baby 'bout a lovin' spoonful, my lovin' spoonful
Well, I'm just got to have my lovin'

(spoken: I found her)

Good mornin', baby, how you do this mornin'?
Well, please, ma'am, just a lovin' spoon,
just a lovin' spoonful
I declare, I got to have my lovin' spoonful

My baby packed her suitcase and she went away
I couldn't let her stay for my lovin',
my lovin' spoonful
Well, I'm just got to have my lovin'

Good mornin', baby, how you do this mornin'?
Well, please, ma'am, just a lovin' spoon,
just a lovin' spoonful
I declare, I got to have my lovin' spoonful

Well, the preacher in the pulpit, jumpin' up and down
He laid his bible down for his lovin'
(spoken: Ain't Maxwell House all right?)
Well, I'm just got to have my lovin'



Top

Ruler


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANOTHER CUPPA COFFEE (Dan Newton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:47 PM

I heard this song on the radio today and I knew it belonged here.

ANOTHER CUPPA COFFEE
Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton

Take a half a cup o' coffee. Yes, that's what I want to do.
After I've had one cup, I think I might drink two.
And after I've had my second cup—you guessed it—I'll have three.
And I may have four before I hit the door. Por favor, pour more for me.

Used to drink a lot o' beer, but it made my middle round.
Ever' time I drink whiskey, I throw up or I fall down.
Had to give up reefer. Made me feel dumber than I already was.
Now I dig black coffee. Yes, I love that java buzz.

Drinkin' all that alcohol was sure to be my ruin,
Wakin' up in some strange hall not recallin' what I been doin'.
Should 'a' seen me in the mornin'. Yes, I was such a terrible sight.
But now I'm energized. I got big bug eyes from early in the mornin' till late at night.

I'll always have another cup o' coffee. You can make mine black.
I won't be slow long as I got my joe. Now give me my java, Jack.
Sometimes I drink a cappuccino. If you're wonderin' what it means,
Well, you can call me Dannerino. I'm that cat that works for beans.

[Instrumental interlude.]

I'd fight a bull for a bucketful of café au lait.
I'd do my work just for the perks. I don't care about the pay.
I could be hip. I like to sip. I'm the biggest refiller in town.
And when I'm dead, won't you lay my head on a big brown mound of coffee grounds?

Then I can take another cup o' coffee. I'll take it to the Pearly Gates.
I'll have me another cup o' coffee while Saint Peter decides my fate.
Lay no roses on my grave. Just cover me with coffee beans.
Then I'll be fine till the end of time. Por favor, pour more for me, I mean,
Por favor, pour more for me.

[As recorded by Dan Newton on his album "Hi-Top Sneakers." You can hear an excerpt at that page.

[You can also hear the entire song as part of an archived radio program. Click to play, and then skip to 5 minutes and 55 seconds from the beginning of the segment.

[I see he has another song called CUPPA JAVA THE SIZE OF MY HEAD. I might transcribe that later.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Java Jive (and other coffee songs)
From: Genie
Date: 03 Jun 06 - 02:09 AM

Shortnin' Bread has a verse with a coffee reference.

Put on the skillet, put on the lid,
Mama's gonna make a li'l shortnin' bread.
That's not all Mama's gonna do,
Mama's gon' make a li'l coffee too.


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