One More Cup Of Coffee chords by Bob Dylan


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One More Cup Of Coffee | Chords + 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 |


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One More Cup Of Coffee Chords: Learn the progressions


One More Cup Of Coffee 8 step by step guitar lessons

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 chord should have been an Em chord if we stuck to diatonic chords within the key of Am.

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.

In the course, I’ve got three examples of how to play the verse, using TAB and play-along loops so you can learn how to play this very quickly.

Here’s the TAB for the first example (play along with the loop above for best results).

One More Cup Of Coffee chords and TAB, example 1.

members look at three more examples of which ones absorbed can be blended to create a nice subtle change in dynamics for the singer.

In the next step, we learn the chorus chords. These are even simpler as we go between F/C and E7 (that’s chords IV and IIIx).

We practice these using loops and TAB as well. The course lessons are also intertwined with playing modified chromatic exercises, aiming to improve your accuracy.

In step 7 we develop a 2nd guitar part. Learning this means that you, me, and the singer can play One More Cup Of Coffee together, like a trio in step 8.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson series (members only): One More Cup Of Coffee – Guitar Lessons with TAB.

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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 (1976). Since its release, the song has been covered by many artists including The White Stripes, Calexico, Roger McGuinn, and Robert Plant.

The 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 on 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 Bob Dylan album.



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This article on One More Cup Of Coffee’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and learning guitar with Spytunes.

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