Topic: "My First Cup of Coffee"

26 great years that this song doesn’t do justice

My First Cup of Coffee By Jeff Gilpin


December 9th, 2008


Dedicated to my wife Michiyo on the eve of our 26th wedding anniversary




Verse 1


[C]You’re my [F]first cup of coffee


[C]Waking me up at the [G]start of my day


[C]You’re the [F]lunch that’s made for me


[C]That takes my [G]hunger a[C]way


[F]You’re the [Bb]victory finish line


[F]When I get home you make [C]everything right


[F]You are [Bb]there waiting for me


[F]The reason I hug you so [G]tight




Verse 2


[C]You’re what’s [F]keeping me going


[C]When I would rather let [G]everything go


[C]Keeping me [F]trying to stay healthy


[C]In a life [G]far from [C]slow


[F]Kicking my butt [Bb]when I get lazy


[F]Giving me tough love's [C]love all the same


[F]Helping me up you’re my [Bb]shoulder to lean on


[F]In this life so in[G]sane




Verse 3


[C]Every year [F]they show a movie


[C]At Christmas time a[G]gain and again


[C]About a [F]man who had wished he’d



[C]Never been [G]born in the [C]end


[F]If you’d [Bb]never been born


[F]I have no clue of [C]where I would be


[F]I know I [Bb]wouldn’t be here now


[F]Content with you beside of [G]me




Verse  4


[C]Hand in [F]hand we’re together


[C]For another year [G]of wedded bliss


[C]Twenty-six years seems a [F]matter of moments


Like [C]closing our [G]eyes when we [C]kiss


[F]Are you [Bb]ready for more now


[F]Ready to take on a [C]road that’s less steep


[F]I won’t [Bb]go on without you


[F]Still in love with you [G]deep




Verse 5


[C]So dear [F]will you forgive me


[C]For all my faults that you [G]know very well


[C]I will [F]try and get better


I [C]swear it's the [G]truth that I [C]tell


[F]But one [Bb]thing that I can’t change


[F]No matter how hard that I [C]try [C7]


I [F]can’t stop [Bb]how I feel for you


I’ll [F]love you un[C]tilI [Bb]die [F]



J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: "My First Cup of Coffee"

Congratulations Jeff and Michiyo on your 26th anniversary.
Beautifully written Jeff smile 26 years is a long time that no doubt has gone by in a heartbeat, especially when your in love and have a good woman to back you up.
24 more to 50.....I'm guessing you'll have it recorded for the big event. smile

Congrats Again and enjoy your evening.

Kenny

Just Keepin on Keepin on
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hi jeff/michiyo happy anniversary to you both ,i bet it seems like yesterday when you first met,this is a lovely tribute for your special day,well done....stay cool

love is life ,life is for love,keep a true heart and live life to the full....stay cool

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Thanks Ken and Daddy - Yeah, it seems like I blinked and it's 26 years already. What happened to the time!  smile

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

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well jeff, what a fabulous way to serenade your wife. that sounds like true love and i can go along with the sentiments. i read the words first then your description the words knocked me out, and congratulations to your good self and your long suffering "other half". i've just beaten you as in may 2009 me and her indoors will have clocked up 28 years, weathered storms, ups and downs, tantrums and the other bits...[you know?] thing about women is...you cant live with em, and you certainly cant live without em

phill and ann

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Wow. Been forever since I've checked the forum and you still got it. Great song! Wow 26 years... I think she might be the one!

"Nobody paints by ear so why would I play guitar by sight?" hmm

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Thanks Phill and Mike - I am lucky to have found my her and you know, I think she might be the one too. smile

Where have you been Mike? Send me an email and catch me up. I hope all is well.

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

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Hi jets!
Congrats on the successful marriage!  Domestic bliss is wonderful stuff - it's not always easy, but I couldn't imagine life without a partnership.

Hope to hear this one soon.
James

"That darn Pythagorean Comma thing keeps messing me up!"
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I agree and it sure has made my life a lot richer I think.

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

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well they have said it all jets

Super song, great lyrics.

Have you recorded this for her or are ye just going to play it to her?

Ken

ye get some that are cut out for the job and others just get by from pretending

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Hey Ken - I've just played it for her so far but she'll be off to see my daughter over the holiday which will give me  a little time to get some recording done. I'll also be recording some vocals for a few songs I plan to put a little more polish on as well which I hope to get posted afer the new year.

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT