to the tune of "Try to Remember"

from the 1960 musical The Fantasticks




Coffee in Milwaukee

Here in Milwaukee, I'm drinking my coffee:

I've bought a bun with a bit of butter.

Here in Milwaukee, I'm drinking my coffee:

It's harsh, my gosh!, and brute and bitter.

Here in Milwaukee, I'm drinking my coffee:

I rue this brew that could do better!

Here in Milwaukee, I'm drinking my coffee---

It's awful!

 

Try to remember when coffee was better;

The grind you'd find was just so toasty.

Try to remember when coffee was better,

With each barista sweet (not testy)!

Try to remember when coffee was better:

The joe would go with a tasty pastry.

Try to remember when coffee was better---

Not awful!

 

Over in Boston, good coffee they're roastin'

With beans so bold and fragrance heady.

Over in Boston, good coffee they're roastin':

A blend not bland, but stout and hearty!

Over in Boston, good coffee they're boastin';

They just might throw a Coffee Party!

Over in Boston, good coffee they're boastin'---

It's awesome!





Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-09-22 at 12:18

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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
I want to say something witty about the Milwaukee "Brewers" baseball team and brewing coffee, but my wit has taken a hike.

Fun poem, though.

jim

P. S. My sisters had the album, saw the musical.
2022-09-24