Kick start your day with a good breakfast

Breakfast Melodies

on October 10, 2013
Dickie Dooda © All Rights Reserved

Dickie Dooda © All Rights Reserved

It just struck me how many songs there are about morning, coffee, tea…and how much I love them all!

“Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”–“Oklahoma” by Rodgers & Hammerstein

“Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens

“Chelsea Morning” by Joni Mitchell

“The Java Jive” by the Manhattan Transfer

“The Coffee Song” by Frank Sinatra

“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

I could go on. Think of the Maxwell House jingle to the percolator action (if you were born in the 1950s, you know exactly what I’m talking about.) And there’s the Chock Full o’ Nuts song which was painted in red, black, and yellow on the side of a building just uptown from where I worked at 1540 Broadway: “Coffee a millionaire’s money can’t buy.”

What is it about this time of day that has inspired everyone from Rossini to George Harrison? It’s the promise, the chance to start fresh, the feeling that you can tackle anything after a night’s sleep and a cup o’ joe.

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