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Coffeepot Song

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Coffeepot Song

1.  The Shah he sat on his oriental mat,
    In his harem, High Street, Persia,
    He took a sip from his coffee, just a drip,
    And he says to his slave, "Here, Gersha!
    Gersha! Gersha! Curse yer!
    This is the 'orriblest cup of coffee in Persia!"

    What I want is a proper cup of coffee,
    Made in a proper copper coffee pot.
    I may be off my dot,
    But I want a cup of coffee from a proper coffee pot.
    Iron coffee pots and tin coffee pots,
    They're no use to me, so
    If I can't have a proper cup of coffee
    From a proper copper coffee pot, I'll have a cup of tea!"

2.  In days of old when nights were cold,
    And coffee was much cheaper
    Dick Turpin rode to a coffeehouse in Stroud [as "ploughed"]
    Showed his pistols to the coffeehouse keeper.
    He said, "Stand and deliver,
    For I am all a-quiver."

3.  King Solomon would carry on
    According the ancient scandals.
    He made him lots of silver coffee pots
    With diamond spouts and 'andles.
    One day he says to the Queen of Sheba,
    "We might as well be in any old tea-bar, 'cause...

from Geoff Parker, who learned it in London in 1968
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