23 Cuppsa Coffee (Album)

by Patrick Burke

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about

FOREWORD

I think most people agree the Beatles' style
is so readily identifiable that in the process
of writing and recording they actually
created not just a catalog of exceptionally
well-written music but their own genre.

Most (not all) of the songs for this album
are written within the context of that
genre. I spent over a year and a half recording
and writing as meticulously as I could. My
intent was not to copy but to create and
produce original melodies and lyrics within
the framework the Beatles created.

Naturally it will be left to others to decide
whether or not I succeeded. No worries.

All that aside I hope you enjoy the
ideas and melodies, perhaps even finding
something catchy enough to whistle - the
ultimate test of a good melody.

- Patrick Burke, May 2019

credits

released May 10, 2019

*All instruments played, produced,
and recorded by Patrick Burke
Most of the drums are programmed
but I did play a trap set on Curly Bird
and in a few other places.

*Mike Audrey played Rototoms
on “Jack The Spoon”
Terry Censky was going to play a
solo on “Curly Bird” but had to
cancel. No matter, he still gets credit for trying.
Angelika Findgott plays a
“Very Tired Honey Bee”
Her voice was recorded
in a boat,
on a river . . . (really)

Mastering by the incredible Matthew Florez,
(an officer and a gentleman) and a damn
good engineer.

All songs written by Patrick Burke
(except Beethoven’s Fur Elise
featured in two places on the album)

Hats off to Beethoven.

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Patrick Burke Portland, Oregon

"When I first listened to this CD, I felt like I was experiencing some kind of magic — the music and lyrics reach the listener with ease and echo in your head afterward, leaving you wondering about the inspiration."

Jennifer Priest Mitchell, The Times
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Track Name: Andy The Cow
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Andy The Cow

They’re making out like bandits
They’re turning round and round
And consequential tablets
They dug up from the ground
They’re walking in the moonlight
They’re hand in hand
They’re stopping at the bank and
They’re making plans

They’re walking to the store
They’re buying candy
They’re talking to the cow
Her name is Andy
She’s talking on the TV
She cannot help
The way she asks for money
And likes to yelp

They have a tiny baby
His name is Panda
He comes from Africa
I think Uganda
He plays a mellow cello
He plays all day
With all his tiny toys
In his tiny tiny way
Track Name: Tumbling Down
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Tumbling down the old walkway
Watching for my ride
Clouds of air and thoughts of you
I'm wondering though I tried

Stand in the right of way
Falter on the stairs
Sure but not positive
Who gave the gift so rare

Flying past these photographs
Nineteen fifty-four
Lost and found I'm tumbling down
Tumbling to your door

Save what I see
In a glimpse of the dark
The rainbow is only half the arc

Any time in winter's cold
Feel like growing old
Cash the fortune leave no tip
I think I'll be going home

Save what I see
In a glimpse of the dark
The rainbow is only half the arc

Tumbling down the old walkway
Watching for my ride...
Track Name: Tiny World Breakfast
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Tiny World Breakfast

First we have the eggs
And then the bacon
We put potatoes on your cart

When you find that all the
Pancakes are taken
Then your tiny word will fall apart
Track Name: Parasol
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Parasol

Red and yellow and Orange Li
Members of the aristocracy will call
But not without a parasol

Carriage ride with the fringes and frills
Down to the river
Just across the hills with you
And your parasol of blue

Albert and Queen Victoria
Picnic on the scene as the
King and queen of it all
A top hat and a parasol

When people stare
At the sunshine in your hair
In love we’ll fall, behind your parasol

Monkey on a leash and a dog named J
Satin dress and a bustier she sighs
Looking at the sail boat skies

Beads of glass and a silver lever
English silk and a peacock feather
Needlework and raffia

Summer dress and shadows long
You and I in a silhouette and song
Right behind your parasol

When people stare
At the sunshine in your hair
In love we’ll fall, behind your parasol

BREAK
LEAD

Sovereigns, priests, and diplomats
Walking sticks and velvet hats so tall
And a princess with a parasol

You never miss the water
Till the well runs dry
I wanna be a kite and
I wanna fly away
Flying on a windy day
Flying on a windy day
Flying on a windy day

When people stare
At the sunshine in your hair
In love we’ll fall,
Behind your parasol
Track Name: You Can't Help Yourself
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You can help yourself.
You can’t help yourself

(and so on)
Track Name: Go Dog Go (All For Fun and Fun For All)
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Go Dog Go (All For Fun and Fun For All)

Go dog go, Go dog go,
Go dog go, Go dog go,
Find your friends, find the party,
Take them all, take them all

Cause it’s all for fun
And it’s fun for all
Save that sunshine sun
Cause it’s all for fun

Go dog go, to the stars
Riding bikes, driving cars
Go dog go, take your mates
Red and blue, small and great

Cause it’s all for fun
And it’s fun for all
Save that sunshine sun
Cause it’s all for fun

All for fun, fun for all, all for fun…
Sunshine, sunshine

Go dog go, to the stars
Riding bikes, driving cars
Go dog go, take your mates
Red and blue, from every state

Cause it’s all for fun
And it’s fun for all
Save that sunshine sun
Cause it’s all for fun

It’s the sunshine rain
And we’re on the run
When the clean air shines
Cause it’s all for fun

It’s the sunshine
Even on a rainy day
Track Name: Twenty-three Cuppsa Coffee
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Twenty Three Cups of Coffee

Give it all away if you want to
Still got myself to talk to
I can make a million on a hundred
All I need is half-a-dollar

Tell me all the news that you see
We'll break it all down with the tea leaves
What's the use of being so tall
When everything you do is so small

I say Hip Hip Hooray
I say Hip Hip Hooray
I say Hip Hip Hooray
I say Hip Hip Hooray

All your time spent on a book now
You're never gonna get another look now
So you're gettin' started on a novel
Fifty years living on the bottle

What's the use of being so cool
When everything you do is so cruel
Standing on my toes at the Joffrey
Twenty-three cups of coffee

We say Hip Hip Hooray
We say Hip Hip Hooray
We say Hip Hip Hooray
We say Hip Hip Hooray

All your time spent on a book now
You're never gonna get another look now
So you're gettin' started on a novel
Fifty years living on the bottle

What's the use of being so cool
When everything you do is so cruel
Standing on my toes at the Joffrey
Twenty-three cups of coffee
Twenty-three cups of coffee
Twenty-three cups of coffee
Twenty-three cups of coffee
Track Name: All For One (National Disgrace)
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lyrics

All For One (National Disgrace)

They come across the border
To try and find some order
Just a break from chaos and a job
But all they ever found
On American ground
Were the threats of an angry mob

A national disgrace
It was a national disgrace
And the world held it's breath
And held our hand
People losing faith so many losing faith
In a nation they no longer understand

All for one, one for all

They shake their fists in anger
At the child of a total stranger
And talk about their nation made of laws
And the thing that makes it sad
As it all goes bad
They've forgotten their own higher cause

So we listen to the raving
Of a madman and a fraud
Who thinks that he can take us for a ride
And when it come to justice
All we say is "trust us"
Then we turn you back again
And watch you die.
Track Name: Jack The Spoon
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Jack The Spoon

Jack was a spoon
And he lived on a table
Next to his little girlfriend,
Just his little ladle
When a bowl of soup came
He didn't know what kind
So he jumped right in
And he found it was tomato
He jumped right in
And he found it was tomato

Jack bought a boat
And he christened it Tornado
He hauled it to the river
In his brand new Laredo
He met a friend for fun
And she fell right off the dock
He didn't know her name
But he thought it was Potato
She acted very strange
And she said it was Potato

I couldn't do without you
There'd be nothing new without you
The sky isn't blue without you

I couldn't see without you
I just wouldn't be without you
Don't you know this song is about you

Jacky bought a car
And he wheeled into town
Played Scotch checkers
With every friend he found
He lived at the bank
’Til the tellers went away
Then he took all the money
And he never had to pay
He took out all the money
And he never had to pay

I couldn't do without you
There'd be nothing new without you
The sky isn't blue without you

I couldn't see without you
I just wouldn't be without you
Don't you know this song is about you
Track Name: A Very Tired Honeybee
Ich habe eine todmüde Honigbiene.

Ich habe eine todmüde Honigbiene.

Ich habe eine todmüde Honigbiene.
Track Name: Summertime Filled The Air (And You Were There
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I was thinking of a song that
I had sung when I was small
And the words kept coming back to me
Like summer comes to fall
I felt the same impressions of a dream
I know you know exactly what I mean

The world was so much larger
And the rooftops were so high
And all I had to do was climb a tree
To touch the sky
I felt the same impressions of a dream
I know you know exactly what I mean

I saw the friends that I used to know
And we were walking down a rocky road
And summertime filled the air
And you were there
You were there

Fishing in a puddle
With a string tied to a nail
Building wooden boats
We used a hanky for a sail
I felt the same impressions of a dream
I know you know exactly what I mean

Imagination never knew any bounds
When we filled in all the sights and sounds
And summertime filled the air
And you were there
You were there

You leave the classroom in single file then
You fly across the grounds
You're down the big slide
And then the merry-go-round

The teeter-totter, a game of four-square
You're on the monkey bars
You play red-rover
Recess is over now

Playing army in the fields
Football in the yard
Climbing trees and catching bees
Inside a mason jar
I felt the same impressions of a dream
I know you know exactly what I mean

I mean the stories that we all believed
Are still inside us when we go to sleep
And summertime filled the air
And you were there
You were there…

You never left it all behind
You never left at all
You never left it all behind
Track Name: Diamonds In The Fields
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Diamonds in the Fields

Just a ride through the park
And you’ll see what you see
When it's after dark
Just a ride in the car
We may drift apart
But we won’t go far

And you’ll stand for something new
As the sunlight dances
On the morning dew
Making diamonds in the fields
And the music in your memory is real

Just a ride through your life
With a hand-written note
You can use to survive
On the water on the way
And the wake of the waves
As they drift away

And you’ll stand for something new
As the sunlight dances
On the morning dew
Making diamonds in the fields
And the music in your memory is real
Track Name: My Chocolate Heart
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My Chocolate Heart

I like potatoes
I like tomatoes
And I like ice cream in the bowl
I got a zephyr with a pepper
And my chihuahua has a mole

Oh my cute little chihuahua
He want’s to pet you
His name is “Potato.”
I think he loves you

I got a Orange
A fulla porridge
I eat a apple every day
In a cabana
With a banana
And a choc-o-late shoe parfait

Mmmm, the ice cream is melting for you
Just like my chocolate heart
What kind of a guy am I anyway, huh?

My name is Ron
I like chiffon
And ever-y kind a pie
I got the mail box full of blue socks
I got the ladies in my eye

Oh, little Renaezerbean…
I’m looking at you, you know
My eye brow is raised
And my hands are on my hips
But just look at my lips

What are you thinking,
What are you drinking?
I think we’re going to spend
A LOT of money.

Oh come now, what?
What?
Where are you going?
Oh no, no, no
Oh such a sad thi…oh…hello

Mmm, are you ready my little birdies?

1…2…1, 2, 3, 4.

I think this will be more fun
Than a barrel of bonobos

We will go shopping every day
You will sit in a chair looking bored
While I pick out your shoes
More and more and more shoes …
oh, oh so many!

C’mon litte Potato
We have work to do.
Track Name: I Wanna Get Naked Just For You
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I Wanna Get Naked Just For You

I wanna get naked just for you
I wanna get naked
Just to see what we can do
I'll take my clothes off
And I hope that you will too
But regardless
I wanna get naked just for you

I wanna get naked every day
I wanna get naked
I don't care what people say
I'll take my clothes off
And maybe you will too
But regardless
I wanna get naked just for you
Track Name: Curly Bird
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Curly Bird

I was a curly bird
I ran a grocery store
My voice is seldom heard
But I’m like that mouse that roared

This modern life is just for me
And all my friends still look like
Friends to me

Take a train into the town
Look for the latest sale
This year it's blue and brown
This year it's run or fail

This modern life is thrilling me
And all my friends they look like
Friends to me

No clouds around my head (no)
Or "Stars inside my Beard"
(credit for that phrase goes to Marc Bolan)
No mustard on my bread
My accounts have all been cleared

This modern life is fast and free
And all my friends they look like
Friends for tea

Spoken: Hmm.
This seems like a great time for an excerpt from "Sally Goes Shopping Alone" by Louise Eppenstein.

(Page eighteen, paragraph five)

Now, to herself she said:
"Now I've found just about the right present for Mummy. It even has her name on it.
And after this nice sales woman has wrapped
it as a gift, I'll carry the package,
(instead of having it shipped) so I'll have
it in the house today.

Take a train into the town
Look for the latest sale
This year it's blue and brown
This year it's run or fail

This modern life is breakfast tea
And all my friends they look like
Friends to me

No clouds around my head, no
Or stars inside my beard
No mustard on my bread
My accounts have all been cleared

This life is like a honey bee
And all my friends they look like
Friends for tea

Just a little tea
Tea will make it all better
Oops
Dammy I say
Track Name: Footprints On The Moon
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Footprints On The Moon

Dm Bb F C
White clouds in the distance
Decorate the sky
Dm Bb F C
Standing on the platform
Moisture in my eyes
Dm Bb F C
Steel wheels strain against the tracks
Steam begins to rise
Dm Bb F G
Hands upon the window
Emotional good-byes

Bb F Bb F
I walk for miles without you
Down streets that are all about you
Bb F Dm----------8 beats
I walk for miles without you…

Frowning thru my questions
Brilliant silver line
Rolls along in silhouette
Machinery divine
Safe and sound you're carried 'round
Like visions on the breeze
I don't mind your leaving
But please come back to me

Our love will last forever
Footprints on the moon
Nothing to disturb us we're in tune (G)

LEAD

White clouds in the distance
Decorate the night
Standing on the platform
Full moon in my eyes. (G)

I walk for miles without you
Down streets that are all about you
I walk for miles without you… (G)

Our love will last forever
Footprints on the moon
Nothing to disturb us we're in tune (G)
Track Name: Goodbye Le Rouge
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Goodbye Le Rouge

Architects and painters
Sculptors and engravers
Masked ball crusaders
Nineteenth century ravers
Bohemians of Montmartre
And the carnival of controversial art

Goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye
Until we meet again
Goodbye goodbye,
goodbye from there to here
With every passing year,
au revoir my friend

Riotous Saturnalia,
we drink and dance and sing
Jasmine take the champagne,
And see throws it in the wings
She’ll steal away to the Stray Dog Cafe
Melting hearts in every cabaret

Goodbye goodbye
goodbye goodbye
Until we meet again
Goodbye goodbye,
goodbye through all the years
When I still see you so clear,
au revoir my friend

Amanda-Florentine,
walks in the procession
Costume on the floor,
her life is her profession
An empress of the light,
life-like as a painting
Decadence and smiles
talent for the taming

Everyone’s sober . . . the party’s over
Life goes on and on (doesn’t it)

She stands upon the table,
starting to undress
All her fans adore her,
long live the Empress
Music in the rafters
laughing on the floor,
Till the gendarmes come
racing through the door

Goodbye goodbye
goodbye goodbye
Until we meet again
Goodbye goodbye,
goodbye for now my friend
I’ll be seeing you again
after the years

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