FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “The Coffee Song”
“Way down among Brazilians
Coffee beans grow by the billions
So they’ve got to find those extra cups to fill
They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil…”
Hoboken and coffee have a rich history together—from the massive Maxwell House plant that ran from 1939 from 1992, to the scores of local coffee shops that help get us through our day today.
“The Coffee Song” was written by Bob Hilliard and Dick Miles, first recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1946. Sinatra re-recorded the song in 1960 for his inaugural Reprise release, Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
It’s a quirky little novelty tune, which might even be a bit TOO perky for the day after Thirsty Thursday—but we’ll get by… as long as we get another cup of coffee.
“Man, they’ve got a gang of coffee in Brazil.”
(NOTE: Our good friends at the Hoboken Shelter are constantly in need of coffee. CLICK HERE for their direct donation wishlist.)