A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich And You

  • songfacts ®
  • In Lullaby Of Broadway, the daughter of Al Dubin says her father's inspiration for this song was the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam which contains what she calls the classic line "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou..." The lyrics were co-written by Billy Rose, who found Joseph Meyer to compose the music. It was sung by Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan in Charlot's Revue.
  • In The Jazz Age, Arnold Shaw says Dubin had been a published lyricist for fifteen years before he scored with this song. Though it has a certain novelty value, it remains to be seen how many women would be happy taking third place behind a beverage and a quick snack. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Ian Astbury of The CultSongwriter Interviews

The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Marvin GayeFact or Fiction

Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?

Mick Jones of ForeignerSongwriter Interviews

Foreigner's songwriter/guitarist tells the stories behind the songs "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and many more.

Graham ParkerSongwriter Interviews

When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.

Strange MagneticsSong Writing

How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.