The Coffee Song

I thought I was a Frank Sinatra fan, but somehow this tune escaped me. Back in 1946, Frank Sinatra sang The Coffee Song. Bob Hilliard wrote the lyrics and Dick Miles did the music.

The Coffee Song as perfomed by Frank Sinatra.

 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 sell their 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 A 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  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  No tea or tomato juice You'll see no potato juice Cause the planters down in Santos all say no no no  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 Man they got a gang of coffee in Brazil. 

Many of the song lyric databases include the following lines, which were not in the Frank Sinatra version.

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  Don't ask for hot cocoa there They'll say you've gone loco there But say caffeine or coffee bean and they'll say ay ay ay

This song appears on several Frank Sinatra releases, including 16 Most Requested Songs.

16 Most Requested Songs

Sources

Bob Hilliard – Songwriter Hall of Fame page.

The Coffee Song lyrics – The version performed by Rosemary Clooney.

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Michael Allen Smith

Michael Allen Smith fell in love with coffee while attending college. Shortly after graduating college, he found himself in the Tampa Bay area far away from the good coffee he had at The Ohio State University. That is when he starting home roasting coffee. Less than a year later in April 1999, he launched the coffee website INeedCoffee.com. INeedCoffee.com has been going strong ever since with hundreds of articles and tutorials submitted by over one hundred contributors.

In 2007, Michael moved to America's coffee capitol Seattle, Washington. He has visited close to two hundred different coffee places in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver and met many of the top roasters and baristas in the country. Since 2009, Michael has been the Organizer of the Coffee Club of Seattle, which is a Meetup group of over 600 coffee enthusiants. Besides the social aspect of the group, the Coffee Club of Seattle partners with local coffee professionals for educational events such as coffee cuppings, brewing demonstrations and roasting tours.

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