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This work is loosely based on the song BLACK COFFEE which has been sung by a number of

singers Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, K.D.Laing and Julie London. Although I could’nt find

who wrote the song, anybody out there know who wrote it.
A few verses from the song BLACK COFFEE.

You know a man is born to love a woman
To work and slave to pay her debts
Just because he’s only human
To drown his past regrets
In coffee and cigarettes.

I’m moonin’ all the mornin’
Mournin’ all the night
In between it’s nicotine
Not much heart to fight
Black coffee …

Feelin’ low as the ground
I’m waitin’ for my baby
To maybe come around.

Gonna drown my past regrets
In some coffee and a few cigarettes


  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...over 5 years ago

    This is excellent Larry. And I love everything coffee, so there. lol

  • Ya I love a good expresso or two,thanks

    – Larry Butterworth

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 5 years ago

    very nice….luv the cigarettes in the saucer….

  • thanks Helene

    – Larry Butterworth

  • reflector
    reflectorover 5 years ago

    A very nicely staged photo that matches the Lyrics really well ! Great capture of the wafting smoke.

  • The smoke was hard to make, but you know the challenge

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Prasad
    Prasadover 5 years ago

    Wonderful presentation, Larry

  • Thanks Prasad, nice to hear from you, Best Regards

    – Larry Butterworth

  • milton ginos
    milton ginosover 5 years ago

    Exceptional piece—tremendous execution—dont need the song to feel whats happening—aces.

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Hey we did a line dance to that song!!!!! absolutely gorgeous love the s/c!!

  • Thanks very much

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Ushna

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Appreciate it Scott

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Marie Van Schie
    Marie Van Schieover 5 years ago

    Stunning, beautifully done!

  • thanks very much

    – Larry Butterworth

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