Streams of Coffee

by @jtsteam

Liner Notes

For whatever reason, I've been sitting on a not quite finished version of this for weeks. I suppose it'll do as it is.

I was thinking that there's loads of traditional songs about people who kept the world going - farmers, weavers, and so on - and so a modern one about people who keep the modern world going would be nice. So, as my attempt to do that, here's a #folk song about programmers.

I guess I'll call this #nerd_folk or #filk, on my baritone #ukulele with a little bit of concert uke overdubbed.

Lyrics

See the engineers in their natural habitat
Deep in algorithmic thought
Secure in their headsets that say don't interrupt
And monitors surrounding their fort

Illuminated by their laptops late at night
Keeping the bugs at bay
Deadline looming, will production be all right?
Test it! Ship it! Pray!

Sharing pizza
Preparing version two
With streams of coffee flowing
And the rare old mountain dew

They implement your payroll, they drive your mobile phone
They know what controls your aeroplane
They run the social networks so that you don't feel alone
And they keep you entertained

Sharing pizza
Preparing version two
With streams of coffee flowing
And the rare old mountain dew

A cup of Java, scrape away the Rust
Make Smalltalk with Julia then Go
However Swift you need it, make a Scheme and then set Forth
And C what Ruby knows!

Sharing pizza
Preparing version two
With streams of coffee flowing
And the rare old mountain dew
Streams of coffee flowing
And the rare old mountain dew



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That baritone uke sounds so good and the lyrics brought a broad smile especially...
'Streams of coffee flowing
And the rare old mountain dew'
A nod to one of the classic 'ould' tunes there and a wee dram too!
Great stuff...

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@brisk

Great idea - Fine Modern Worksongs Vol 1. Sounds great, great words, and by the end I was bobbing along to the chorus. It's a cracker.

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@beacon

So in the pocket of hitting the genre and giving it a twist. A new classic!

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@janeg

Folk but also very suited to filk - may be followed by Code Monkey! Sounds like you know the topic well.

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Great folk song! My toes are tapping and I so enjoyed it!

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Yup it is classic folk, it's all about what made folk good, ordinary life of real people. Really liked this!

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delightful folk song celebrating todays heroes. the verses are excellent and i love the chorus. snappy mandolin solo is the cream at the top.