Bob Dylan “One More Cup of Coffee”

Words and music by Bob Dylan  , Released on Desire (1976)

Dylan wrote the song during the summer of 1975 at a corner table in the Greenwich Village Other End nightclub.





has been recorded by Bob Dylan in 1976 for his album Desire, an album that sounds very acoustic, which contrast with his previous studio album, “official” (that is to say, not counting the Basement Tapes), Planet Waves, where predominated, especially the electric guitar and the piano (at least to me it seems, it’s been a long time that I haven’t thrown one ear). Desire is marked by a certain exoticism, a love of the open road and mysticism ; “it’s very gypsy,” we would say Raphael our Raphael national seems to love this album, in which he finds apparently a lot of the musical culture of gypsy).
The song is primarily carried by the voice of Dylan and the violin blurs of Scarlet Rivera, which hangs in the air on several tracks of the album.
As the heart of the young woman to whom are addressed the words, and as ” the ocean “, the song is ” dark and mysterious “, and the live version of 75 on Renaldo and Clara, with the face of Dylan painted white, close-up, sublime in its mystical dimension…







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One More Cup of Coffee –  Lyrics
Your breath is sweet
Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky
Your back is straight, your hair is smooth
On the pillow where you lie
But I don’t sense affection
No gratitude or love
Your loyalty is not to me
But to the stars above
One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee before I go
To the valley below
Your daddy he’s an outlaw
And a wanderer by trade
He’ll teach you how to pick and choose
And how to throw the blade
He oversees his kingdom
So no stranger does intrude
His voice it trembles as he calls out
For another plate of food
Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You’ve never learned to read or write
There’s no books upon your shelf
And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark




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