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#852740 - 10/24/10 03:59 AM Coffee Soup!  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfEIHzvIz8Q


An old family recipe that just might add a new breakfast treat
to your families tables or........................."N O T ! ! "

A tradition that was almost passed down through generations,
but margaritas won out instead....enjoy!!



Coffee soup!
-MFB III




My Grandad made me
coffee soup when I was just a lad,
his snack digested dentureless,
that never tasted bad.

He broke up saltine crackers,
in a large bowl almost full,
then poured in sweetened coffee,
that was steaming hot, not cool.

Perhaps learned as a hobo
when he used to ride the rails,
seeking work during the depression,
mixed in old tin pots or pails.


Coffee soup
hot tan goop,
that Grandpa
made me eat,
I'd rather gulp
down candy bars,
but that was
not to be,

All the crackers
swelled up giant sized
each form
a sodden mass,
then he'd slurp it down
with ooos and ahhs,
assured that it would pass.

It never was a gourmet feast,
but its flavor was unique
some ancient mix he'd handed down,
that he ate three times a week.

Coffee soup
hot tan goop,
that my Grandpa
made me eat,
I'd rather gulp
down candy bars,
but that was
not to be.....

But maybe my
grandpap was right
he was old and rather wise,
Coffee has anti-oxidants
it's a truly liquid prize,
He swore that it could cure
mumps, my fever and my croup,
And all I really needed
was a bowl of coffee soup
In fact I'm feeling
poor right now,
I think I'll have a cup...

Of coffee soup
hot, tan goop,
that my Grandpa
made me eat,
I'd rather gulp
down candy bars,
but that was
not to be.....

I ate it till
I was eighteen,
then suddenly lost my taste
for coffee soup, that chewy goop,
a caffeine infused paste.

But it can be addictive,
he slurped it till he died,
then Grandma washed his coffee bowl,
and dried it as she cried.

It's something everyone should try,
it tastes quite good you see,
so make a bowl, but tell no soul,
the recipe's from me.



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#852752 - 10/24/10 08:21 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: MFB III]  
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Coffee soup! That sounds horrible lol
Luckily you vocals don't, cool tune aswell. You've got a good voice but you lyric writing is of the scale. Great job man.

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#852773 - 10/24/10 12:50 PM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Andy Kemp]  
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Your songs remind me of stuff that John Hartford might write and do. It is different, but different is good. You are certainly prolific.

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#852774 - 10/24/10 12:59 PM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Aye, they were hard times, them. We used to scrape the top of the burnt toast into a mug of hot water if we wanted a cup of tea.

Nice song. And a good voice you've got there.

Not great quality listening to it on YouTube. It would be better on an audio-orientated website like SoundClick, SoundCloud, ReverbNation, etc.


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#852775 - 10/24/10 01:02 PM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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I'm going to try it but with rusks.

Does that count MFB III

I enjoyed the song as well.

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#852782 - 10/24/10 01:14 PM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Andy Kemp]  
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I loooooove coffee songs. I agree with Andy. You do have a good voice.

Apparently lots of people ate coffee soup. Usually milk or cream is involved too. It's like dipping donuts into coffee.

A suggestion for you:

"some ancient mix he'd handed down,"

Perhaps it could read " some ancient mix __ handed down."

You could hold out the mix a little longer when you sing it to make up for the lost beat of "he'd"

Interesting song. For those familiar with coffee soup, it is a bit of light hearted nostalgia. It's not a knee-slapper but it's cute. Coffee lovers would be attracted to this song and, who knows, maybe there will be a cooking show that wants to feature a coffee soup recipe or depression era recipes and may want a song to go along with it.

I liked how you had Grandma weeping as she cleaned his bowl. It gives us a glimpse into their relationship, obviously one that was loving. (Either that or she hated cleaning the bowl, lol.)

Very enjoyable.



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#852859 - 10/24/10 06:32 PM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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What an great lyric!! Well-written, but what I expect when I read your songs!!

My 9 year old heard this playing and he is singing it, he thinks it is great. He hates my singing, but he's sitting in the bathroom singing "coffee soup"...not sure how you want to take that....but for him, that's a thumbs up...

Ummm, he's out of the bathroom and just asked me to play it again...

Tammy


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#852891 - 10/24/10 09:36 PM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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MFB,

You certainly have got an imagination that doesn't quit!
Good one!!!

-Paul

#852951 - 10/25/10 01:22 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Paul Churchfield]  
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Thanks, Andy, Kevin, Steve, Roy, Jean, Tam and Paul This is actually a true life story, and I still have coffee soup once in whiole when I want to remember my granddad. thanks for all you kind comments as always. ~~~MFB III

P.S.-Tam, as odd as it seems this would make a great childrens song, cause it has a lot of the elements kids enjoy. Some strange goopy thing, that you have to eat, just cause an adult says so. LOL~~~MFB III

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#852962 - 10/25/10 01:49 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Originally Posted by TamsNumber4
My 9 year old heard this playing and he is singing it, he thinks it is great. He hates my singing, but he's sitting in the bathroom singing "coffee soup"...not sure how you want to take that....but for him, that's a thumbs up...

Ummm, he's out of the bathroom and just asked me to play it again...



Careful now, Tams. You don't want kids messing up your studio.


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#852965 - 10/25/10 01:55 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Steve Cooke]  
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VERY FUNNY Mr. Cooke!!

I have three bathrooms, only one gets tricked out for recording and I guarantee you, it isn't the one the kids use!! LOL!

Tammy


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#852967 - 10/25/10 02:00 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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You may wind up with a studio chock full of nuts, where your tracks wind up with a tantalizing brew of caffeinne and a voice that is still sweet and low.....sanka very much for the punderful comments. LOL~~MFB III

#852969 - 10/25/10 02:02 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: MFB III]  
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I think I love your mind most times, very clever and funny, you always put a smile on my face and in my heart!

Tammy


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#852970 - 10/25/10 02:02 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: MFB III]  
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MFBIII,

A story well told and well sung. Great job as usual.

Rod


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#853505 - 10/27/10 01:02 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: Roderic]  
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Thank you so much for helping me tonight...my son worked on his homework for his reward which was to listen to "Coffee Soup"!!

I appreciate it!

Tammy


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#853512 - 10/27/10 01:54 AM Re: Coffee Soup! [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Wow, I have become the great motivator for a young lad, to learn...perhaps I should play it for my sixteen year old whose spurned, all the knowledge that he once yearned. I am glad that a child can find the humor in this song, I was a child when it became a tiny seed in the back of my brain, engrained, and now another child ponders the wonders of the goop I once thought
wonderful cause my granddaddy like it and he liked me. You have brightened my night, as you always do...thanks tam~~~MFB III

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