Cigarettes and Coffee
Otis Redding Lyrics

It's early in the morning
About a quarter 'til three
I'm sittin' here talkin' with my baby
Over cigarettes and coffee, yeah
And to tell you that
Darling I've been so satisfied
Honey since I met you
Baby, since I met you, whoa

All the places that I've been around
And all the good looking girls I've met
They just don't seem to fit in
Knowing this particularly sad, yeah

But it seemed so natural, darling
That you and I are here
Just talking over cigarettes and drinking coffee, ooh now

And, oh, my heart cries out
Love at last, I've found you, ooh now
And honey won't you let me
Just build my whole life around you?
And whoa, how complete, how complete my whole life would be, yeah
If you would take things under consideration
And walk down this aisle with me
I would love it, yeah

Well, I say it's so early in the morning
Ooh, it's a quarter 'til three
We're sittin' here talkin'
Over cigarettes and drinking coffee, now, Lord
And I'll like to show you, well
I've known nothing but good old joy
Since I met you, darling
Honey since I've met you, baby yeah

I would love to have another drink of coffee, now
And please, darling, help me smoke this one more cigarette, now
I don't want no cream and sugar
'Cause I've got you, now darling
But just let me enjoy
Help me to enjoy
This good time that we'll have, baby
It's so early, so early in the morning
So early, so early in the morning
And I've got you
And you've got me
And we have each other
And we don't, and we don't want nothing but joy, y'all
Nothing but joy

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jay Walker, Eddie Thomas, Jerry Butler

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So much Otis to enjoy....

This is the song list from "Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology".

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shout Bamalama" (performed by Redding, The Pinetoppers) Otis Redding 1:57
2. "These Arms of Mine" Redding 2:33
3. "That's What My Heart Needs" Redding 2:40
4. "Pain in My Heart" Naomi Neville 2:25
5. "Come to Me" Redding, Phil Walden 2:47
6. "Security" Redding 2:38
7. "Chained and Bound" Redding 2:43
8. "Mr. Pitiful" Steve Cropper, Redding 2:40
9. "That's How Strong My Love Is" Roosevelt Jamison 2:25
10. "I've Been Loving You Too Long" Jerry Butler, Redding 3:15
11. "Respect" Redding 2:10
12. "Ole Man Trouble" Redding 2:38
13. "A Change Is Gonna Come" Sam Cooke 4:16
14. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 2:46
15. "Down in the Valley" Bert Berns, Joseph C. Martin, Marvin Chivian, Soloman Burke 2:59
16. "Shake" Cooke 2:41
17. "My Girl" Smokey Robinson, Ronald White 2:56
18. "You Don't Miss Your Water" William Bell 2:52
19. "Cupid" Cooke 3:10
20. "I Can't Turn You Loose" Redding 2:48
21. "Just One More Day" Steve Cropper, Redding, Robinson 3:30
22. "My Lover's Prayer" Redding 3:11
23. "Cigarettes and Coffee" Butler, Thomas, Walker 4:00
24. "It's Growing" Warren Moore, Robinson 2:49
25. "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" Cropper, Redding 2:43
26. "Try a Little Tenderness" James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods 3:47
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Left the Water Running" Oscar Frank, Rick Hall, Dan Penn 2:47
2. "Trick or Treat" Isaac Hayes, David Porter 3:13
3. "Tramp" (performed by Redding, Carla Thomas) Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin 3:03
4. "Lovey Dovey" (performed by Redding, Thomas) Ahmet Ertegün, Memphis Edward Curtis 2:36
5. "Let Me Come on Home" Al Jackson Jr., Redding, Booker T. Jones 2:55
6. "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" Eddie Floyd, Jones 2:55
7. "Merry Christmas, Baby" Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore 2:29
8. "The Glory of Love" William Hill 2:50
9. "Tell the Truth" Lowman Pauling 3:13
10. "I've Got Dreams to Remember" Zelma Redding, Otis Redding, Joe Rock 3:15
11. "The Happy Song (Dum-Dum)" Cropper, Redding 2:45
12. "Hard to Handle" Allen Jones, Alvertis Isbell, Redding 2:20
13. "Amen" Traditional 3:06
14. "Direct Me" Cropper, Redding 2:19
15. "Love Man" Redding 2:18
16. "Look at That Girl" Edward Morris, Sandy Stewart 2:38
17. "I'm a Changed Man" Cropper, Redding 2:22
18. "The Match Game" Porter, Redding 2:53
19. "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" Cropper, Redding 2:49
20. "Shake [live]" Cooke 2:57
21. "Respect [live]" Redding 3:00
22. "I've Been Loving You Too Long [live]" Butler, Redding 4:08
23. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [live]" Jagger, Richards 3:33
24. "Try a Little Tenderness [Live]" Campbell, Connelly, Woods 5:13

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Melynda Duh

My favorite male singer when I was 16 years old. Noone has ever usurped his place. I'm 72 now and he is still my standard of vocal perfection.

Trish Guevara

I’m in my 40s and I have been in love with Otis since I was 8. I grew up in a music household so I grew up with classics from the 60/70s, grunge and Motown. Otis will always be perfection.


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Divine Talla

That is a mouth full. So much time and artist's have passed.

tyler labine

i was born 15 years after he died and i have to agree, he gets respect from the generation after him too

Tech Dumb Dad

im 45, raised on otis by mom n pops and still my favorite

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Otis, we are still listening. You still sound so good...

Doricius Scott

That's a fact 💯


<3 this is one of my most favorite songs ever ever.

muskeptic sometimes

Otis rules on earth n now ruled from heaven !

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