Black Coffee

from by Shawn Waggoner

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You can take the singer songwriter out of the country but not the country out of the singer songwriter. Thanks to one of my favorite country singers, Halden Wofford, for singing this duet with me.


Black Coffee

Black coffee, full cup,
I’ve been waitin' for you to show up
I’ve been sittin’ here at this diner since 9
And I’m about to give up
I hear the music from the barn dance
Coming down the lane
One more lump of sugar and another cup of pain

It’s the perfect evening for a summer dance
This shindig gives us all the chance
To don our Sunday best
And head out for the VFW west
But like many times since we’ve been courtin’
You’re somewhere else and you’re covortin’
Time moves slower than a winter’s day
When they’re playing Turkey in the Hay
And I’m cooped up with this cup o’ Joe

This cup is all I’ve got to hold
I keep on drinking though it’s long gone cold
Like your love for me
I guess you’d rather be drinkin’ tea,
You’re the sugar in my coffee
You’re the whiskey in my tea
Darlin’ you are everything that’s bad for me

The dance is over and here I sit
I bleed espresso and you’re not here yet
I’m percolating I’m steamin' mad
I’m seein stars and I’m seein’ plaid
Black Coffee, full cup

All you Casanovas better listen up
If you want your gal to kiss your lips instead of sippin’ on a cup
Walk the straight and narrow
Don’t you sidestep on your way
Then you’ll never have to hear your baby say



from Goodbye Raven, released September 7, 2012
Halden Wofford sings this duet with me.



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Shawn Waggoner Colorado

Shawn Waggoner began her music career in Austin, as the lead singer of the successful blues band, Blue Recluse. In '97, the band went on hiatus and Waggoner composed songs for her first cd, Contemplating Cacti. With a new focus on original, acoustic music, Waggoner teamed up with bassist David Farrell for three more cds. Each made its mark on the alternative-folk and Americana genres. ... more

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