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Whiskey, Blues, & Coffee

by Chris O



Sometimes you've just got to put the umbrella up, face the cold and rain, and head to the pub for some whiskey and blues, then a coffee to see you home. Feeling good on a rainy evening - with the blues!


Cracked up pavers underfeet,
a dark mist fallin down.
Just look a little closer,
and you'll recognise this town.
Steppin out a cold rain's beat
Down some desolation lane,
And whiskey, blues and coffee's all,
All that keeps me sane.

Old School angels at my back,
they never play alone.
White Lightnin strikes,
the groove gets tight
with a holler, wail, and moan.
Shakin off a cold rain's beat
in some desolation bar,
while the whiskey, blues and coffee stream
through this guitar.

I’m alone but never lonely,
I can moan without a tear.
Play out strong, mouth the song,
But there are three little words
I long to hear (and I'm not talkin 'bout love Baby!)

I take my coffee strong and creamy,
play the blues kinda sad and dreamy.
Shoot malted whiskey clear and burnin,
And I need a friend who can ease this yearnin.
Whoa, shruggin off that cold rain's beat
in some desolation dive,
'Cos the whiskey, blues and coffee's all,
that keeps this soul alive.

That keeps this soul alive.


released March 31, 2021
Composer: Chris Okunbor (APRA)
Artist: Chris O (National Resonator, Vocals, Harp, Aiersi Resonator, Beats)
Producer: Chris Okunbor
Audio engineering: Chris Okunbor & Kagenstudios.com (Final mix)
Artwork: Justinjamesimages.com


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Chris regularly tours Europe, and was Solo Blues Performer of the Year for at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA, and the National Women in Blues Showcase.

Three albums out, another in progress.

"Chris is a gifted songwriter, understated singer and wicked multi-instrumentalist with catholic tastes and a penchant for inspired and creative collaborations." Sing Out Magazine, USA.
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