The Coffee Song

An ode to caffeine. Is Starbucks looking for a new theme song?

My favorite line is: "You date a girl and find out later/She smells just like a percolator."



Lyrics
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
The planters down in Santos all say no no no
The politician's daughter
Was accused of drinking water
And was fined a great big fifty dollar bill
They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil
You date a girl and find out later
She smells just like a percolator
Her perfume was made right on the grill
Why they could percolate the ocean in Brazil
And when their ham and eggs need savor
Coffee ketchup gives 'em flavor
Coffee pickles way outsell the dill
Why they put coffee in the coffee in Brazil
So your lead to the local color
Serving coffee with a cruller
Dunking doesn't take a lot of skill
They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil
     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 04, 2022
     Category: Music | Coffee and other Legal Stimulants | 1940s | South America





Comments
I'm so allergic to coffee, I started getting a rash just listening to that song!
Posted by Phideaux on 05/04/22 at 10:15 AM
I'm still stuck on "potato juice".
Posted by KDP on 05/04/22 at 02:39 PM
The inimitable Stan Ridgway did a fine cover of this song.
https://stanridgway1.bandcamp.com/track/the-coffee-song-2
Posted by Thomas J Luczycki on 05/04/22 at 11:40 PM
If you think this is weird, wait 'til you hear (and see the video of) Professor Elemental's Cup of Brown Joy.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/07/22 at 11:01 AM
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