Black Coffee Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, GUY WEBSTER/WEBSTER MUSIC
writers: J. Francis Burke, Paul Francis Webster
album: Track 15 in album Let No Man Write My Epitaph
release date: 1960
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length: 4:28

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I'm feeling mighty lonesome
Haven't slept a wink
I walk the floor and watch the door
And in between I drink
Black coffee
Love's a hand me down brew
I'll never know a Sunday
In this weekday room

I'm talking to the shadows
From 1 o'clock til 4
And lord, how slow the moments go
When all I do is pour
Black coffee
Since the blues caught my eye
I'm hanging out on Monday
My Sunday dreams to dry

Now a man is born to go a lovin'
A woman's born to weep and fret
To stay at home and tend her oven
And drown her past regrets
In coffee and cigarettes

I'm moaning all the morning
And mourning all the night
And in between it's nicotine
And not much heart to fight
Black coffee
Feelin' low as the ground
It's driving me crazy just waiting for my baby
To maybe come around... around
I'm waiting for my baby
To maybe come around

My nerves have gone to pieces
My hair is turning gray
All I do is drink black coffee
Since my man's gone away

Track Listing

  • 1 Black Coffee
  • 2 Angel Eyes
  • 3 I Cried for You
  • 4 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 5 Then You've Never Been Blue
  • 6 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
  • 7 My Melancholy Baby
  • 8 Misty
  • 9 September Song
  • 10 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
  • 11 Who's Sorry Now
  • 12 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  • 13 Reach for Tomorrow