Black Coffee


Published in 1948 “Black Coffee” is a jazz classic.  The music was written by Sonny Burke, and the lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Sarah Vaughan charted with this song in 1949 on Columbia. Peggy Lee released her version in 1953. It was also included in the soundtrack for the 1960 Columbia Pictures feature film “Let No Man Write My Epitaph”, recorded on Verve and sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

Performed by Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan Version on YouTube