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New Lyrics – Black Coffee Blues

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 7, 2014 by Jamie McPherson

 

Hi all,

Just want to share my lyrics for one of my latest songs. It’s a simple 12 bar blues in the key of G major. Not much to say about this song. It started life out as me noodling out in the back yard with a six string acoustic guitar and a slide. I then had the idea of a more traditional blues song using black coffee as a metaphor for a woman. The words for the chorus “I’ve got me some black coffee, keep me up late at night” just pop into my head, and it just took off from there. All the other types of coffee also proved good metaphors for women. So, it’s a bit cheeky. A bit naughty. But a lot of fun.

If you want to hear a rough demo of the song (very rough), you can click on this link to take you to Soundcloud – Black Coffee Blues

I recorded it on my mobile phone. Just me playing some blues slide, singing and blowing some harp.

Well, I hope you enjoy they lyrics and get on over to Soundcloud to hear the demo 🙂

Black Coffee Blues

Chorus:
I got me some black coffee
Keep me up late at night
Got me some black coffee
Keeping me up late at night
Don’t want no skinny latte
Won’t satisfy my appetite

I’ll meet you in the kitchen
‘Bout half past nine
You give me a bit of sugar
And say “It’s coffee time!”

Chorus:
I got me some black coffee
Keep me up late at night
Don’t want no skinny latte
Won’t satisfy my appetite

Don’t want no flat white
Don’t want no latte chai
Gimme a double shot espresso
And hit me with a black eye

Chorus:
I got me some black coffee
Keep me up late at night
Don’t want no skinny latte
Won’t satisfy my appetite

I’ve had a bit of Irish
I’ve had a Cuban shot
But you can’t beat a coffee
When it’s fast, black and hot

Chorus:
I got me some black coffee
Keep me up late at night
Don’t want no skinny latte
Won’t satisfy my appetite

I went out to the East
For a bit of kopi susu
Then I headed on out West
Had an Americano too

Chorus:
I got me some black coffee
Keep me up late at night
Don’t want no skinny latte
Won’t satisfy my appetite

You pour me all your coffee
Gimme a bit of Kenyan bean
Squeeze my lemon baby
And serve some coffee cream

Chorus:
I got me some black coffee
Keep me up late at night
Gotta drink my mojo goodness
And satisfy my appetite

 

 

 

Written by Jamie Owen McPherson 07 March, 2014
Copyright © Jamie McPherson 2014

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