Cold Cup of Coffee

Chip Withrow's picture

Cold Cup of Coffee



Liner Notes: 

I'll admit that I wrote three of the four verses last week, as I took the dog for her morning walk. My brain was thinking in 12-bar blues, and I thought about my coffee getting cold back at the house.
And musically I borrowed from a modern blues/soul song - can you guess? Hint: he's only put out one album, maybe two by now. But I did sneak in some new (for me, at least) guitar licks.
So, if/when I get to 50 (usually I do), I'll be sure to do 51 to make up for this not-quite-within-the-rules song.
Part of my July 4 morning outdoor recording session - you can hear a hawk screech as the song begins.


Cold cup of coffee, man I’m so sad and broke
But it’s all I got and all that keeps me woke

Cold cup of coffee, can’t get no heat
Stale biscuit all I got to eat

Cold cup of coffee, no warmth can I find
Colder woman weighs on my mind

Cold cup of coffee, just can’t heat it up
Think I’ll add some whiskey to my cup

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


TheTau's picture

I been looking..
I found this...
nice You got a handle on this one YEA
Russ Dirol

Acousticmaddie's picture

First thought .... Dude what are you doing to the bird ? (Background sound)
Think I need the whiskey here as my brain started to imagine things hehe.
Very great played and you know I love your voice. Great job

Lake's picture

Oh man you've got the blues! And I love it! Great vocals and strum that convey the woeful lyrics so well! I wanted to play along!

OdilonGreen's picture

Cool groove, great feel, just a really fun lazy-morning listen (even if it's currently evening where I am!).

Deaf Steever's picture

Great stuff, Chip! Love that guitar and your vocals are perfect. Laid-back, just like a lot of good blues. Just what I needed after a hectic day at work. Smile

JamKar's picture

Your guitar is superb as usual Chip. Ha ha, hawk as backup singer works for me!

corinne54's picture

I like your blues starting with A Blue Jay! Real fine guitar playing Smile That whiskey will help the flavor of biscuit and coffee, if not the woman Smile

katpiercemusic's picture

Love the guitar soloing and the percussion you add on the guitar. And I like the cold cup of coffee hook. There's so many directions you could go!

Ianuarius's picture

This is heart-breaking.

I guess that's blues for you. White blues that is. Biggrin

Hope you get your life together. You coffee life.

Joshua McLean's picture

Cold coffee and a stale biscuit? Man, that's about as awful as life can get. The guitar taps really make this hit home (all pun intended).

Sw1n3flu's picture

Enjoyed that a lot! Background birds always a winner.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Great laid-back blues about something we can all identify with. Reminds me of JJ Cale. Love the outdoor recordings!