"Black Coffee" as written by J. Francis Burke and Paul Francis Webster....
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
One o'clock to four
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 dream's too dry

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

I'm moody all the morning
Mourning all the night
And in between, it's nicotine
And not much hard to fight

Feeling low as the ground
It's driving me crazy
This waiting for my baby
To maybe come around

Mmh, mmh, mmh

Lyrics submitted by delial

"Black Coffee" as written by Paul Francis Webster J. Francis Burke

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, GUY WEBSTER/WEBSTER MUSIC

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    General CommentI am absolutely in love with this song. It's BEAUTIFUL. reading the lyrics alone gives you a strong feeling of melancholy
    Dominicano1197on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh and Sarah Vaughan's voice (which must've been a gift from God) makes it even more amazing...just wanted to add that. :)
    Dominicano1197on October 21, 2006   Link

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