One More Cup Of Coffee chords by Bob Dylan

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One More Cup Of Coffee | Chords + Lyrics


| Am | G | F/C | E |
| Am | G | F/C | E E7 | Amadd9 | Am7 |

Verse 1

| Am | G |
Your breath is sweet, your eyes are like two jewels in the sky.
| F/C | E |
Your back is straight your hair is smooth on the pillow where you lie.
| Am | G |
But I don’t sense affection, no gratitude, or love.
| F/C | E |
Your loyalty is not to me but to the stars above.

Chorus 1

| F/C | E E7 |
One more cup of coffee for the road.
| F/C | E E7 |
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go, to the valley below.

Instrumental 1

| Amadd9 | G | Fsus2/C F | E E7 |

Verse 2

| Am | G |
Your daddy he’s an outlaw and a wanderer by trade.
| F/C | E7 |
He’ll teach you how to pick and choose and how to throw the blade.
| Am | G |
He oversees his kingdom so no stranger does intrude.
| F/C | E E7 |
His voice it trembles as he calls out for another plate of food.

Chorus 2

| F/C | E E7 |
One more cup of coffee for the road.
| F/C | E E7 |
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go, to the valley below.

Instrumental 2

| Amadd9 | G | Fsus2/C F | E E7 |

Verse 3

| Am | G |
Your sister sees the future like your mama and yourself.
| F/C | E E7 |
You’ve never learned to read or write, there’s no books upon your shelf.
| Am | G |
And your pleasure knows no limits, your voice is like a meadowlark.
| Fadd9 | E7 |
But your heart is like an ocean, mysterious and dark.

Chorus 3

| F/C | E E7 |
One more cup of coffee for the road.
| F/C | E E7 |
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go, to the valley below.


||: Am | G | Fadd9 | E7 :|| Amadd9 |

One More Cup Of Coffee Guitar Lesson | Course Preview

One More Cup Of Coffee Analysis + TAB

One More Cup Of Coffee’s verse chords are simple, there are only four to worry about, AmGF, and E.

In Roman numerals, this is VI – V – IV – IIIx. The E should have been an Em if we stuck to chords within the key.

In the video above, there’s a preview of one of the lessons in the course, here’s the TAB referenced. This is one way to play the verse.

One More Cup Of Coffee verse chords and strumming, example 1.

The strumming pattern is very repetitive, maintain this and you’ll create a meditative feel.

By keeping the rhythm the same, but changing the chord shapes, extensions, and dynamics, we can create a nice arrangement for the singer, making them feel secure.

Next in that step, you’ll get more examples of how to play the verse, followed by how to strum the chorus in different ways.

Step by step, you’ll learn how to play One More Cup Of Coffee’s chords and get better at playing the guitar in general as we focus on creating musical examples that work in the real world.

One More Cup Of Coffee & Desire

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) is a song by Bob Dylan from his album Desire. Since its release, the song has been covered by many artists including The White Stripes, Calexico, Roger McGuinn, and Robert Plant.

The 1976 album it appeared on was different from previous releases. For the first time, he collaborated with several other artists.

Dylan had approached the concept of making an album from several different angles and this seventeenth studio album was his first attempt at a large collaborative effort.

Collaborative for Dylan meant chaos for the rest of the band. For example, the violin player, Scarlet Rivera, was spotted walking down the street with her violin case as Dylan passed in his limo. They’d never met before but Scarlet ended up playing on most songs on the album.

Overseen by producer Don Devito, many famed musicians were involved in the making of Desire. Eric Clapton was present at one point but soon left the studio advising Dylan to get a smaller band. There were five guitar players present on the day he was there!

Emmylou Harris sang the improvised harmony on the original recording of One More Cup Of Coffee, largely contributing to her career taking off. At the time, she had just released her second album Pieces Of The Sky (the first one didn’t have any impact).

It is possible that Dylan surrounded himself with so many musicians because his marriage was on the rocks during this time. The song Sara is his only self-biographical love song, which he recorded by singing directly to her in the studio. Two years later, they divorced.

The most controversial track off Desire is without a doubt Hurricane, a true tale of how Rubin Hurricane Carter was wrongly jailed for a triple murder in 1966. Twenty-two years later, all charges against him were dropped. Since 1976, Dylan has never performed this song live.

Desire is, on par with his 1997 release, Time Out Of Mind, my favorite album.

One More Cup Of Coffee’s 8 guitar lessons in the course

Before we get our teeth into playing One More Cup Of Coffee by Bob Dylan, we must practice our chromatic exercises some more.

This is followed by practicing each section of the song to loops before we put it all together to play the complete song and finally, build a 2nd guitar part.

In total, there are 8 step-by-step lessons for One More Cup Of Coffee available. Here are links to each lesson in the course (members only):

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