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A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You

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"'A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You'" is a 1925 song written by Joseph Meyer, with lyrics by Al Dubin and Billy Rose. The title was inspired by the famous line "A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou" from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.Arnold Shaw, 'The Jazz Age: Popular Music in the 1920s', (Oxford University Press, 1987), , pp. 125, 160, 163. [https://books.google.com/books?id=MECLMrzcC9kC&lpg=PA163&dq=%22A%20Cup%20of%20Coffee%2C%20A%20Sandwich%2C%20and%20You%22&pg=PA160#v=onepage&q=%22A%20Cup%20of%20Coffee,%20A%20Sandwich,%20and%20You%22&f=false Excerpts available] at Google Books.

The song first gained popularity after it was performed (and recorded) by Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan in Andr Charlot's show 'Charlot's Revue' when it came to New York in 1926. The song was Dubin's first significant successMichael Lasser, 'America's Songs II: Songs from the 1890s to the Post-War Years' (Routledge, 2014), , pp. 87-89. [https://books.google.com/books?id=RlmLAgAAQBAJ&lpg=PA87&ots=H_e6oC6vbd&dq=%22cup%20of%20coffee%22%20sandwich%20%22charlot's%20revue%22&pg=PA87#v=onepage&q=%22cup%20of%20coffee%22%20sandwich%20%22charlot's%20revue%22&f=false Excerpts available] at Google Books. and was credited with bringing Lawrence and Buchanan popularity in the United States.Philip Furia, Michael Lasser, 'America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley' (Routledge, 2006), , p. 50. [https://books.google.com/books?id=ARrfAQAAQBAJ&lpg=PA50&ots=yTOurtSxN3&dq=%22cup%20of%20coffee%22%20sandwich%20%22charlot's%20revue%22&pg=PA50#v=onepage&q=%22cup%20of%20coffee%22%20sandwch%20&f=false Excerpts available] at Google Books.[http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jack-buchanan-mn0000123722/biography Jack Buchanan biography] at AllMusic (accessed 2015-03-31).

The song was licensed for use as a recurring motif in the Preston Sturges film 'Christmas in July' (1940).David Neumeyer, ed., 'The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies' (Oxford University Press, 2014), , p. 276. [https://books.google.com/books?id=sWdBAQAAQBAJ&lpg=PA276&dq=%22A%20Cup%20of%20Coffee%2C%20A%20Sandwich%2C%20and%20You%22&pg=PA276#v=onepage&q=%22A%20Cup%20of%20Coffee,%20A%20Sandwich,%20and%20You%22&f=false Excerpts available] at Google Books. It also appeared in the Jeanne Crain film 'Margie' (1946). Carl Stalling would frequently use this song as backing music in Warner Bros. cartoons during scenes depicting hunger, cooking, or eating. Witch Hazel sings her own version of the tune, with altered lyrics, in 'Broom-Stick Bunny'.Daniel Goldmark, [http://www.awn.com/mag/issue2.1/articles/goldmark2.1.html "Carl Stalling and Humor in Cartoons"], 'Animation World Magazine', April 1997. The song was also recorded by Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra on Victor Records.


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