Coffee Song

       Last night’s jam session brought these words to mind.  (Bluegrass people love coffee)


Coffee Song


Cook up the morning coffee, and not the decaf kind

I don’t care what brand’s on hand as long as it satisfies

For to percolate right after playing all night

And keep the cobwebs from my mind

It seems to be it’ll have to be that high test blend of mine


Two more cups of coffee,  and I’ll be good to go

Put on another pot of that mud, in hopes that I might know

How to find a way to start my day and go where I need to go

Two more cups of coffee and I’ll be good to go


Some folks always ruin the taste by doctoring with sugar and cream

Or add some new-fangled flavor they’ve found

Like nothing I’ve ever seen

Special moments for me can simply be poured up from an old tin can

So make mine straight, stout and black and as strong as you can stand



Some folks say if you drink too much

It might be bad for you

But Doc won’t leave the house for work without he has a cup or two

It keeps you alert, helps the brain, and circulation too

So pour me up more java mama and I’ll be good as new

Dr. B    (BMI)

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23 Comments on “Coffee Song”

  1. keepbreathing Says:

    This could be my theme song. You, sir, are a musical genius, a gentleman, and a scholar.

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  3. drtombibey Says:

    keep breathing,

    Respiratory therapists, like country docs, firefighters, EMS folks, and bluegrass musicians work off adrenaline about half the time. I guess that is why so many in our crowd love coffee so.

    Dr. B

  4. Cindy Carter Says:

    Waiting for mine to “perk” up and to “perk” me up right now. Hope you and your beautiful wife had a happy Valentine’s day. Romance is what you make it!

  5. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Cindy,

    We had a great time. Gonna post one more time on the event this am.

    My wife was with me at one jam session, and some fellow said, “Son, you punted way past your coverage when you married that girl.” I love that one; bluegrass folks make for great quotes.

    Dr. B

  6. GOOD MAN! Ah, Dr. B, you set my heart a-singing and a-strumming with these simple lyrics. Coffee is incredible, it’s perfection made into drink, it’s… ok, I’ll stop now. But seriously, I could HEAR the bluegrass in those lyrics.

  7. Just an RT Says:

    Dr B, I love the lyrics, I used to date a Blues musician , I would help him with lyrics, Those were some good ole days, and some great fun. Thank you for the Great Coffee Song, I could hear the music as I read it. Now I think I will drink a cup in your honor.

  8. drtombibey Says:

    Just an RT,

    Cool. Coffee and music always help ease the blues for me. Put some to percolating, get out a guitar and sing a few lines. It does have a blues feel to it.

    Dr. B

  9. Just an RT Says:

    Dr.B what my friend and I would do, is he would write the blues Music, and play it for me, I have been a poet for a number of years, Published even. Hallmark loves my work. So he would play, and I would come up with the lyrics, But it was something I could never ever do without my cup of Java at my side. He still plays, I still love to listen. And after all this time, we are still great friends.

  10. drtombibey Says:

    Just an RT,

    Collaboration is what makes the world go round, huh?

    I have co-written a few published tunes too. In most of them I wrote the lyrics and a rough melody, then gave the artist the freedom to change things around. Most of the words would stay intact with some changes for phrasing preferences etc, and the melody often changed a lot.

    Like writing books, it is not a way to get rich, but it sure has been fun.

    Hallmark is high cotton kid, way to go.

    Dr. B

  11. Just an RT Says:

    Dr B.. I’ve been writing for Hallmark for over 20+ years, I don’t do it as much as I used to. I submit what I think they like, either they like them or they don’t. I also write for a smaller card company, Not as well known. Its something that I do to relieve stress. I’m also a painter, a poet, a sculptor, some of these talents I have passed on to my sons. My oldest 27 and in the Marines. has no interest in the arts, My 26 yr old son is extremely talented.

  12. drtombibey Says:


    You are into the arts for the same reason I am. As a Family Doc, you get close to your patients, and bad things happen to them. I deal with it through music and writing.

    I am sure it is the same way for an RT. Especially if you work in a small town, you see a lot of people over and over like some of the chronic lung patients, and it always hurts to lose them.

    Dr. B

  13. Just an RT Says:

    Dr B. You nailed that one on the head. There is nothing worse then losing a patient that you have worked with for a long time, or even worse losing a young patient. That one hits to close to home. I do artistic work to do something that is totally different from my job.. where death is not part of my work, only joy, Where is see smiles instead of tears, and the only tears are when I give my customers a portrait that totally has captured the real them. Rewards in both worlds.

  14. drtombibey Says:


    As I am sure you have heard along the way, there is an old saying in music (and writing) about keeping your day job. That is what art does for me. Because of it, I can keep my sanity, and my day job, and I hope it makes me a better Doc.

    I was almost too sensitve to be a doctor, and art keeps me in the Doc business. In fiction I can create a world where we try to treat all people with grace and dignity. In the real world, as I am sure you have seen in your travels, I am sad to say it is not always that way.

    But as I say in my writing, a man has to have his dreams…. Maybe as artists we can change at least a small corner of the world.

    Dr. B

  15. Just an RT Says:

    Oh Doc I do That in the sculptors that I create, the paintings that I do, the poetry that I write, As for giving up my day job…. One will always have what the other does not have. Its creates an even balance in my world. I do in art what I can not do in the real world, I can create in art a perfect piece.. where in the real world.. work place we know there is no such thing. I am happy in both of my jobs, One balances the other and there is Coffee in both LOL One can not live with on art work with out having the smooth rich taste of a good cup of coffee at hand. I Like my coffee like I like my man, rich .hot.. smooth and always there when I want it LAMO

  16. Just an RT Says:

    oops that should be LMAO its time for coffee can you tell LOL

  17. drtombibey Says:


    Balance is indeed the ticket. For me it was 80% Doc and 20% artist. That kept me on an even keel. If it got out either way I did not do as well.

    And too, without coffee I wouldn’t be able to keep it right at all.

    Dr. B

  18. Just an RT Says:

    See Doc for me I am lucky for me, I’m 50% artist 50% RT I work a week off a week I love my schedule, the week I am at work, I have lots of stress and no down time, If I am lucky I might be able to finish my first cup of coffee by the end of the day. At Home, I have a pot on from the time I get up at Oh dark thirty in the morning til I go to bed at night. I have never been one to sleep in, even on my days off. Maybe that is why I stay so young. who knows, it works for me. My old saying, if its not broke…. Don’t fix it.
    take Care been nice Chatting with you

  19. drtombibey Says:


    The cool thing about the blog is like minds end up exchanging ideas.

    When I started my blog I told my agent I was going to try to find the folks who lived a life of grace and dignity. Sure enough, that is what happened.

    I hope you’ll come back and visit again. I’m gonna check out your site too.

    Dr. B

  20. Just an RT Says:

    Its really nice to be able to talk to people from all over, share ideas, get fresh ideas, bounce some also, That works in the medical profession, but not in my artistic part of my life. Since that is not what my book is about. But I am really glad that I found your song, I did have to print it out to put on my locker at work. It will sit there along with my picture of a cat that says “without my morning coffee I might as well be a dog” I Love that its just too cute.
    Take care
    With great Admiration I remain

  21. drtombibey Says:


    Keep at it, it’s the good folks that make this old world tolerable.

    Look for old Dr. B in a book store someday. I hope to get my book out by late 2009, and my wife and I plan some short tours to support it.

    Dr. B

  22. Katie Says:

    Hi nice blog 🙂 I can see a lot of effort has been put in.

  23. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Katie,

    Thanks so much. Hope you’ll come back and visit again.

    Dr. B

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