One More Cup Of Coffee chords by Bob Dylan


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One More Cup Of Coffee | Chords and lyrics

Intro

| 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.

Outro

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


You can learn how to play One More Cup Of Coffee!

In my one guitar arrangement, a few different chord shapes and even extensions have crept in. The most obvious change is the Amadd9, a lovely chord with lots of tension played around frets 5-7.

By letting the two top open strings ring (a B and an E) in combination with the m3rd (string three, fret 5) we get a very colorful chord.

Another change is the E chord which is turned into an E7 at one point.

The strumming pattern is very repetitive, this creates a meditative feel. We keep the rhythm the same, change the chord shapes and extensions for variation, and even find dynamics.

Below you’ll find one of the guitar lessons from the beginner course, it’s the one working on how to play the verse of One More Cup Of Coffee.

Over 8 step-by-step lessons, we learn all sections in this much detail as well as create a 2nd guitar part. For this 2nd part, we place a capo on fret 5, now you have to think of One More Cup Of Coffee’s chords as if in the key of Em.

Once you’ve learned this 2nd guitar, we can play the song together with the violinist and singer in step 8.


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One More Cup Of Coffee verse chords and strumming

The chord progression for One More Cup Of Coffee is simple, with only four chords to worry about. We got Am, G, F, and E for the verse.

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

Let’s start by looking at example 1, this is one way to play the verse.


Next, another example of the verse, now we play fewer strings, here’s example 2.


In example 3, we start off with just one string.


Finally, example 4. Now, the first chord has a hammer on included, from the sus2 to the m3rd.


As you can see, the strums are varied between all, top and middle strings, with the occasional lonely bass note.

Practice using the TAB loops in the playlist above for the best results.

In the course, we next develop the chromatic exercise, then play the chorus, and the complete song, and then lastly, build a 2nd guitar part so we can play One More Cup Of Coffee together.

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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 now 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 again.

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


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One More Cup Of Coffee – 8 Guitar Lessons

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 and play the complete song and finally, build a 2nd guitar part.

Go to One More Cup Of Coffee – 8 Guitar Lessons.


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Widely regarded as the most influential artist in popular culture, Bob Dylan has been covered and copied by almost everyone who ever attempted to write a song.

Some might even say he invented modern songwriting.

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This collection of songs will teach you how to arrange a song to play on your own, as well as how to create a supporting part.

Playing songs will help you with switching between open-position chords and give you the context you need in order to understand how music works theoretically.

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To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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