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This is the 'Coffee Blues', I likes a certain brand
Maxwell's House, it's good till the last drop
Just like it says on the can, I used to have a girl
Cookin' a good Maxwell House, she moved away

Mississippi John Hurt - Coffee Blues Lyrics

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  • This has got to be one of the greatest heroin metaphor songs ever written.
  • Only John could make am love song about coffee sound so good.
  • MJH is the best guitarist who ever lived, but Maxwell House is stil undrinckable dreck. [2]
  • MJH is the best guitarist who ever lived, but Maxwell House is stil undrinckable dreck.
  • [Not to be confused with the English actor John Hurt, from "Alien" and other films. This is the American John Hurt, the wizard of the blues. This is more than a "spoonful" of great stuff here.] Thankyou, I had thought they were the same person.
  • this is just soooo nice. exactly what i need in the morning :)
  • You think he got a sponsorship from Maxwell house...wtf. Great tune anyway.
  • The actor is "Derbyshire" John Hurt. He's GOT the blues, but he doesn't play them. (He IS a white man, after all. LOL) As for this song by his Mississippi namesake, it's what the group The Loving Spoonful named themselves after.
  • Not to be confused with the English actor John Hurt, from "Alien" and other films. This is the American John Hurt, the wizard of the blues. This is more than a "spoonful" of great stuff here.
  • Charley Patton does the original (I’m sure there is even a more obscure, older version somewhere) Spoonful. Patton’s was about Cocaine though and a bit more violent.

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