I Need Caffeine


Reprinted from Songworm 1

Parody of “Goodnight Irene”, words by Huddie Ledbetter , music by John A. Lomax

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Parody lyrics ©12/84 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

C
Some
times I drink it in G
co
ffee. 
Sometimes I drink it in C
Coke
Sometimes I think the whole F
not
ion. 
Of G
goi
ng to bed is a C
joke
.

Chorus:
It’s C
caf
feine I G
need
, caffeine I C
need
I need caffeine, I F
need 
cafC
feine
It’s G
writt
en in my C
genes

I love caffeine, God knows that I do: 
Love it ’til the seas run dry. 
And if the F.D.A. bans caffeine, 
I’m gonna take morphine and die.

(Chorus)

Stop crammin’, stop programmin’. 
Stop stayin’ out late at night. 
Go home and mix up some hot chocolate 
To drink by your fireside bright.

(Chorus)