Cups (When I’m Gone) – The Cup Song

Anna Kendrick - Cups

It’s incredible how a “cup clap” song has become so viral as The Carter Family‘s “When I’m Gone”.  I agree the song has changed “a little bit” from its original version of 1931, but Luisa Gerstein and Heloise Tunstall-Behrens from Lulu and the Lampshades did a very good job with the cup percussion on this new viral version.

On the first video here, I present an amazing cover video performed by Sam Tsui, Kurt Schneider, Kina Grannis and Alex G.
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One of several cover videos on YouTube caught the attention of actress Anna Kendrick from the 2012 film ‘Pitch Perfect’.  She learned the song and performed it as her character Beca Mitchell’s audition piece in the film accompanied by only a yellow plastic cup and the stage floor as percussion.  Here, It is an extended pop version of the same song, released in March of 2013 under the title Cups (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone”).

Watch also:  Amhrán na gCupán – The “Cup Song” In Irish

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Cups
[Verse 1:]
I got my ticket for the long way ‘round
Two bottle ‘a whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I’m leaving tomorrow, wha-do-ya say?

[Chorus 1:]
When I’m gone
When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

[Verse 2:]
I’ve got my ticket for the long way ‘round
The one with the prettiest of views
It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, it’s got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

[Chorus 2:]
When I’m gone
When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my walk
You’re gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

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Watch also:

Amhrán na gCupán – The “Cup Song” In Irish

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