Keep Drinkin' That Coffee!

by Phil Doleman

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No Biscuits In My Gravy Phil Doleman I ain’t got no biscuits in my gravy Ain’t got no fried chicken with my greens Got no clams in my clam chowder Or whisky in my whisky sour And I ain’t got no bacon for my beans I ain’t got no biscuits in my gravy Ain’t got no fried chicken with my greens Got no chilli in my tacos Or guacamole on my nachos And I ain’t got no bacon for my beans ©2019 Phil Doleman
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If You Keep Drinking That Coffee Phil Doleman If you keep drinking that coffee You’ll never get no sleep tonight. If you keep drinking that coffee, You’ll be up ‘til the mornin’ light. My baby loves her coffee, says it tastes divine She says she needs a little pick-me-up from time to time She don’t take no milk and she don’t take no sugar As soon a she is finished, she goes and pours another She roasts all of her own beans, grinds them too If she could grow a coffee tree I surely think she would do If she was in the hospital I’d take a percolator And plug it right into her drip so I could caffeinate her ©2019 Phil Doleman
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King Biscuit Time Phil Doleman 12:15 on weekdays, all across the delta Lunch break always sounds so fine Hear the voice of ‘Sunshine’ Sonny Payne a’ callin’ “Pass the biscuits, cause it’s King Biscuit time!” Sonny Boy Williamson blowing harp, James Peck Curtis keeping time Hear the voice of ‘Sunshine’ Sonny Payne a’ callin’ “Pass the biscuits, cause it’s King Biscuit time!” Pinetop Perkins & Robert Lockwood Jr., Playing for you live and it doesn’t cost a dime Hear the voice of ‘Sunshine’ Sonny Payne a’ callin’ “Pass the biscuits, cause it’s King Biscuit time!” Since 1941, and still going strong, On KFFA, Helena, off US 49 Hear the voice of ‘Sunshine’ Sonny Payne a’ callin’ “Pass the biscuits, cause it’s King Biscuit time!” ©2019 Phil Doleman
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Whisky In My Bottle Phil Doleman I got whisky in my bottle, corked up nice and tight I got whisky in my bottle, that’ll see me right Well I don’t want ice an’ I got no water Gonna drink it neat, though I didn’t oughta I got whisky in my bottle, I’m staying home tonight, I am I’m staying home tonight I got whisky in my bottle, corked up nice and tight I got whisky in my bottle, that’ll see me right You can drink with me, I can drink alone But if you’re comin’ over, better bring your own I got whisky in my bottle, I’m staying home tonight, I am I’m staying home tonight I got whisky in my bottle, corked up nice and tight I got whisky in my bottle, that’ll see me right I’ve got a glass, but I ain’t gonna fill it Gonna drink from the bottle, just in case I spill it I got whisky in my bottle, I’m staying home tonight, I am I’m staying home tonight I got whisky in my bottle, corked up nice and tight I got whisky in my bottle, that’ll see me right I might sip a little, might drink it all I’ll drink it lyin’ down, just in case I fall I got whisky in my bottle, I’m staying home tonight, I am I’m staying home tonight ©2018 Phil Doleman
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The Devil is in the Detail Phil Doleman A moonlit night, on an empty street A man steps into the street light’s glow and he beckons me A cigarette, hangs from his lips I offer him a light but he clicks his fingers and flame jumps from the tips He smiles gold teeth, shakes my hand Says, “I know what would make you a happier man But there’s one thing, you can do for me Just sign here, standard stuff, don’t even need to read pages two and three” The devil is in the detail, if it’s too good to be true Take more than just a cursory glance if you know what’s good for you The devil is in the detail, read the small print twice Or someone soon will be taking their cut and it won’t be a little slice A pen appears, in my hand And he whispers stories of money, cars and beaches of white sand He says “You’ll never be alone, never grow old And the holidays you’ll go on... well let’s just say you’ll never be cold!” I say, “What’s this I’m signing?”, he says “Don’t you worry But my offer is a limited one and I’m in quite a hurry Just initial here, if you would That pen you have will need refilling with just a tiny bit of blood” “Thank you sir, but I won’t sign, I’ve not got a lot but what I’ve got is fine, But whilst you’re here, bear this in mind What if I told you I have a way you could leave all of this behind?” He says, “Interesting, I’m intrigued Tell me more about how I could eventually be freed” I say, “Nothing to it, I’m happy to share” I hand him his pen and with a smile I say, “Just sign right there” ©2018 Phil Doleman
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Wednesday Night Phil Doleman Some folks long for the weekend Wish away their lives ‘til Friday night But for me it’s different, my schedule’s upside down Wednesday afternoon ‘round five is when I get excited, ‘cos Wednesday night is when I see my baby She only gets just one night off each week Wednesday night that’s when I see my baby Our mid-week rendezvous is so sweet She works so hard to keep me in the style I am used to She leaves the house each morning ‘fore I wake She’s never home before it’s dark and I am fast asleep On Thursday, Friday, Saturday , Sunday, Monday Tuesday night, but Wednesday night that’s when I see my baby Wednesday night’s the best night of the week ©2018 Phil Doleman
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You Should Have A Drink Phil Doleman I watched him walk up to my doorstep He looked in a pretty bad way I opened the door and said “Hey man, Come inside, sit down, stay” You should have a drink, maybe even two You’re looking kinda pale, have you got the flu Is your heart a racin’, feelin’ hot and cool? Take the whole damn bottle, what harm can it do? He told me his wife upped and left him, His faithful old dog he had died The doctor had told him that he’d be OK But that doctor, he lied I said, “Well... I told him that he ought to sleep now So he laid down his head for a rest But he never woke up and I got me A brand new coat, hat and vest. ©2019 Phil Doleman
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You Either Care Or You Don’t Phil Doleman I don’t mind how much you’ve got, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind how much you’ve got, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind how much you’ve got, Might have a little, might have a lot You either care or you don’t, that’s the truth I don’t mind which god you pick, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind which god you pick, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind which god you pick, Just feed the hungry, help the sick You either care or you don’t, that’s the truth I don’t mind how you choose to live, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind how you choose to live, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind how you choose to live, Just look after the one you’re with You either care or you don’t, that’s the truth I don’t mind where you come from, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind where you come from, you either care or you don’t I don’t mind mind where you come from, We’re all someone’s daughter, all someone’s son You either care or you don’t, that’s the truth ©2019 Phil Doleman
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Just Me Now 01:26
Just Me Now Phil Doleman I brew a coffee pot and half of it goes cold Every day I do it, anyhow I’ll get used to it in time so I’m told I guess it’s just me now I shout, “I’ll be home soon” when I walk out the door As if you will be waiting there, somehow When I get home the post is lying on the floor I guess it’s just me now My house is not so big, but it feels huge By the door hangs your coat, right above your shoes I know that I should move on but I don’t want to lose The only things I have left of you I lay the table for two every night Light a candle, eat, then blow it out Go to bed alone and turn out the light I guess it’s just me, I guess it’s just me, I guess it’s just me now ©2019 Phil Doleman

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released January 15, 2019

Featuring
Maisie Doleman- Triangle, Acme siren whistle (1)
Caitlin Doleman- Flute (5 & 9) & recorder (9)
George Bartle- Brass (9)
Harry Bartle- Backing Vocals (9)
Rough Truffles Community Choir- Backing vocals (9)

Cover art by Jake Smithies

All songs by Phil Doleman
©2019 Phil Doleman

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"Genuinely good- time music from ukulele stalwart, who also plays a mean banjo.”
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Phil’s love of vintage blues, hokum, old-time, and jug band music shines through as he blows the dust off obscure old songs and gives new life to classics with his intricate picking and driving rhythms on both uke and banjo
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