Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Java Jive!

Sidewalk Art Downtown Bradenton

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the Java Jive and it loves me
Cofee and tea and the Java and me
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup (boy!)


 Oh slip me a slug from the wonderful mug and I'll cut a rug just snug in a jug
A sliced up onion and a raw one, Draw one, waiter, waiter, percolator.
    
These are words are from a song  Java Jive Written by Ben Oakland and Milton Drake  in 1940 and recorded by The Ink Spots. The Ink Spots were previously known as The Riff Brothers and The Percolating Puppies. 

30 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

I haven't this song before but I like it. I think it's going to be stuck in my head for awhile. The sculpture is a fun one! I like to see downtown areas do things like this.

Ann said...

are they meant to be cups? do children play and climb?

Maple Lane said...

Love the sculptures and the song!

Eva Ason said...

Hello there! Great words and lovely pictures :-)Enjoy your day! We've gotten a little bit of sunshine in Dublin today [yeyyy]

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I think those are toooo coooool, were they sitting in front of a coffee shop? Boy do I remember that song.

From the Kitchen said...

I don't know the song but I LOVE coffee--and lots of it!
Now I'd like to know the significance of the coffee sculpture in front of the lawyers' office.

Best,
Bonnie

SweetMarie said...

I didn't recognize this song, but I like it. The cups are cute! Your downtown seems fun. I love coffee and sweet tea! I'm trying to drink more water.

Ann said...

The Percolating Puppies huh? That's a cute name. I've never heard the song before but I like it. I don't get the part about the sliced up onion though.
Very creative sidewalk art that place has

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Yes Ma'am... Since I am nearly 75, I remember that. :-)

Ohhhh do I ever missssss REAL java!! -sigh- But stayin' alive is keeping me off it and on decaf. :-) And keepin' me Off so many other delicious eating items. It all depends on one's priorities. :-)

"The night was clear and frosty,
all ebony of shadow
and silver of snowy slope;
big stars were shining over the silent fields."

~Lucy Maud Montgomery

George said...

This song will be going through my head for the rest of the day! But I do like the coffee cups. These are a great find.

Rose said...

I thought for a minute that you had become a writer of poems! I have never heard the song...

TexWisGirl said...

i was thinking the same thing as others above - she's gone rogue! :)

Ginny said...

Gosh, I am seeing all kinds of really cool things around your town lately!!! The Geckos, the Village of The Arts, the Arcade! This is totally cool, it's like you are giving me a tour of your city! Love these coffee mugs! I remember this song very well, but didn't know all these words.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I recognized that old song from the beginning. My parents used to have music going all of the time ---and my brothers loved that music also... That song was one of many old songs I remember...

Cute post, Sandra.
Hugs,
Betsy

missing moments said...

LOL ... that was fun!

Catherine said...

Oh that is cute! I like it!
xo Catherine

S. Etole said...

What fun sculptures! You share the most intriguing things with us.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I don't remember that song! It's cute, tho.

blindpigandtheacorn.com said...

I was reading it thinking wow Sandra is on a good writing kick today-until you told me somebody else wrote it : ) Love it!

Janie said...

Thanks for that, and yes I do remember that song.
It was as perky as coffee is to us these days.
Thanks for that memory…
Gee am I dating myself?

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say I didn't know what it was at first until you started your song - cute song and I love the coffee mugs and I love coffee like you do! sandie

Deborah said...

I love coffee and tea too!
xxoo
Deborah

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...
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Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

the song is lovely as are those sculptures. i looove coffee, too!!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Love these! These points of interest snapshots are my favorites!

Snapper II said...

I remember the "Ink Spots" but I don't remember their songs. I remember the song sung by some one else and a little faster.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, I am very familiar with this song, because we have a Sirius radio subscription and listen to 40s songs a lot. But I didn't know the various names of the Ink Spots group. It's a wonderful song especially for coffee lovers like us!

Snapper II said...

That is some song! I have never heard it before. All the pictures are good. Love ya, Madeline

EG Wow said...

Super bike racks!

DawnTreader said...

Fun street art! I don't love coffee but I do love my tea...