The Coffee Song

 

Lyrics by:  Bob Hilliard

Music by:  Dick Miles

Arranger:  Johnny Mandel

Album Title:  The Reprise Collection, Disc 1

Arranged By:  Johnny Mandel

Recorded:  December 20, 1960

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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

'cause the planters down in Santos all say "No, no, no"

 

The politician's daughter

Was accused of drinkin' water

And was fined a great big fifty dollar bill

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

 

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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

 

No tea, no tomato juice

You'll see no potato juice

The planters down in Santos all say "No, no, no"<<<

 

So you'll add to the local color

Serving coffee with a cruller

Dunkin' doesn't take a lot of skill

They've got an awful lot of coffee

An awful lot of coffee

Man, they got a gang of coffee in Brazil!!