Mi Caffi

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A Jamaican folk song describing a person’s preference for drinking a cup of hot coffee each morning.
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Mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi,
Mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.
I cares for none a these, de only ting fa me
Is mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.

Some people likes de chocolate
Some people likes de tea
Some, drinks with sugar an water
An some, de lemonade.
But I cares for none a these
De only ting fa me
Is mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.

Mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi,
Mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.
I cares for none a these, de only ting fa me
Is mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.

At de sunrise I gets up, every mawning – dry or wet;
So as nevah to be lated for de work I had to do.
I generally says mi prayers but sometimes I forgets
But mi always drinks me caffi in de mawning.

Mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi,
Mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.
I cares for none a these, de only ting fa me
Is mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.

Sometimes I has it grand; wid mi ackee an saltfish
Me yellow-heart breadfruit, ripe pear an coconut ile.
But wha me mind does gi mi fah, more betta dan de rest
Is me caffi wid a gil bread in de mawning.

Mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi,
Mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.
I cares for none a these, de only ting fa me
Is mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.

I is a ole woman now, an does often punish hard;
But I has seen mi good days, an I mus satisfy.
I can still hole together an still praise de lawd
If a only gets mi caffi in de mawning.

Mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi, mi caffi,
Mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.
I cares for none a these, de only ting fa me
Is mi bowl a bwiling caffi in de mawning.
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