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Java Jingle




Planter café *
C'est pas pour les gens fragiles
Y a qu'à se baisser
Mais c'est ça qui est difficile

Fait chaud l'été
Le soleil pèse des tonnes
Y se fait porter
Et c'est trop pour un seul homme

Le patron dira ce qu'il voudra
Mon sommeil est à moi


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Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

Grown on distant mist wraithed hills
That steaming cup sure gives me thrills.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

From early morn till eve of day
Those bright red berries make me say:

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

Pick'em well, pick'em good
Pluck them berries from the wood.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

Against the powder blue tropical sky
Stand out red berries that make you high.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

When back they bring those sacks replete
The scarlet harvest sure looks sweet.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

Grade'em, sort'em, choose'em berries
May the best of'em soothe all your worries.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

Extract the bean, ferment the seed
That inner nugget is all we need.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

Let them bask in sultry sun
And then the battle's nearly won.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

Some folk will scrabble for Civet poop
There's money aplenty if just you'll stoop.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

When the sacks of jute land on our shore
Their journey lacks just one thing more.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

To make a cup you need to roast
And grind and brew afore you toast.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.

When to my lips I raise my brew
I thankful am, so will be you.

Some love coffee, some love tea
It's a big hot cup of Java for me.



This little ditty is a murmur of praise to all the folk whose toil's fruit we crave, where'er they may be, I wish'em well and may they thrive in liberty.



*Planter Café — by Yves Montand, words and music here

Serendipity? Collective unconscious? Who knows! The fact is that, after penning this little ditty, I was tempted to Google the first line of the refrain... just idle curiosity, I do that sometimes, as I guess many of us do. To my surprise I came across this and also this! Ain't it curious what the WideWorld'oWebs throws up? I'm now looking into Jonathan Crissman of whom I'd never heard... I listened with rapture to his pretty little song, and far echoes of my father singing me lullabies, in his rich baritone, came back to me with the phrase "Some love coffee, some love tea".

Ain't it funny how deeply some of these atavic tokens are buried? Neither had I ever come across Vance Randolph, who apparently hails from Arkansas. We sure have improved even on the fabled Library of Alexandria: may we be wise and protect this exceptional resource from any harm—and long may it remain free and unfettered, in our eternal quest for liberty!


decoy_hunches kindly sent me a link to "Java Jive" by The Inkspots, for which I am very grateful! I had completely forgotten that old song, and to think that The Inkspots had been a childhood favorite of my father's... that must be where the phrase "some love coffee, some love tea" must have come from—for me. Talk of deeply buried atavic tokens!

shaogo reminds me of "The Coffee Song" sung by Frank Sinatra and others back in the day... another fond memory of my father's lullaby croonings! Certainly coffee was a much more central part of the culture...



Jin"gle (?), v. i. (OE. gingelen, ginglen; prob. akin to E. chink; cf. also E. jangle.)

1. To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.

2. To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect. "Jingling street ballads."

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