Coffee Time! (a capella)

January 15, 2007 1:16 PM

This song was originally written in 1945 by Lennie Hayton for the soundtrack of the Minnelli/Astaire MGM musical Yolanda & the Thief. Since I just started drinking my beloved morning latte again after giving it up for 2-3 months, it felt appropriate to do a little joyful a capella singing to the world for no real reason whatsoever. Oh, if only I could set up a 5 piece band in my office... sigh.

posted by miss lynnster (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Wonderful. Many thanks.

Were I in San Fran, we could do stuff. I like playing jazz piano behind singers like you.
posted by koeselitz at 1:38 PM on January 15, 2007

love your voice.
posted by nola at 5:00 PM on January 15, 2007

Welcome back to the wonderful world of morning latte!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:51 PM on January 15, 2007

Thanks. :)

Oh, for those who might care (all 1 or 2 of you...) I forgot to mention that Carmen McRae did a really cool version of this and that's where I first heard it. I sang her updated lyrics because they're a little hipper. Here are the original 1945 lyrics, from back when coffee was a dime.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:52 PM on January 15, 2007

Ohhh, and FWIW I made a mistake: Lennie Hayton was the arranger, but the composer & original lyricist were Harry Warren & Arthur Freed. Whuups.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:57 PM on January 15, 2007

Very sweet.
posted by snsranch at 4:12 PM on January 16, 2007

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