Who Sang Black Coffee? Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee Black Coffee With Peggy Lee cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: J. Francis Burke, Paul Francis Webster
release date: 1953
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Easy Listening/Vocal
length: 3:09
vocal: Peggy Lee
trumpet: Pete Candoli
piano: Jimmy Rowles
double bass: Max Wayne
drums (drum set): Ed Shaughnessy
I'm feelin' mighty lonesome
Haven't slept a wink
I walk the floor from nine to four
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 talkin' to the shadow
One o'clock 'til four
And Lord, how slow the moments go
And all I do is pour
Black coffee
Since the blues caught my eye
I'm hangin' out on Monday
My Sunday dreams to dry

Now man was born to go a lovin'
But was a woman born to weep and fret
And stay at home and tend her oven
And down her past regrets
In coffee and cigarettes

I'm moonin' all the mornin'
Moanin' all the night
And in between it's nicotine
And not much heart to fight
Black coffee
Feelin' low as the ground
It's drivin' me crazy
This thinkin' 'bout my baby
Might maybe come around
Come around

10" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Coffee
  • 2 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 3 Easy Living
  • 4 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  • 5 A Woman Alone With the Blues
  • 6 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • 7 (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young
  • 8 Love Me or Leave Me

  • Album Information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 10" Vinyl
    script: Latin