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Harry Nilsson — Coconut
Album: The Harry Nilsson Anthology
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6.3

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Total ratings: 294









Released: 1970
Length: 3:40
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Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up

She put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up
And said, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take
I say, doctor, to relieve this bellyache?
I say, doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take
I say, doctor, to relieve this bellyache?

Now let me get this straight
You put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
You put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up

Put the lime in the coconut, you called your doctor, woke him up
And said, Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take
I said, Doctor, to relieve this bellyache?
I said, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take
I said, Doctor, to relieve this bellyache?

You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both together
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning

Whoo-whoo-whoo, whoo-ooh-ooh, whoo-ooh-ooh
Whoo-whoo-whoo, whoo-ooh-ooh, whoo-ooh-ooh
Whoo-whoo-whoo, whoo-ooh-ooh, whoo-ooh-ooh
Whoo-whoo-whoo, whoo-ooh-ooh, whoo-ooh-ooh

Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up

And put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up
Said, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take
I said, Doctor, to relieve this bellyache?
I said, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?
I said, Doctor

Now let me get this straight
You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
Put a lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up

Put the lime in the coconut, you such a silly woman
Put a lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both down
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning

Whoo-whoo-whoo-whoo, ain't there nothin' you can take
I say, whoo-whoo-whoo-whoo, to relieve your bellyache
You say, well, whoo-whoo-whoo-whoo, ain't there nothing I can take
I say, whoo-whoo, to relieve your bellyache
You say, yeah, ain't there nothin' I can take
I say, waah waah, to relieve this bellyache

I say, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?
I say, Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take?
I say, Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take?
I say, Doctor

You're such a silly woman
Put the lime in the coconut and drink them both together
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the mo-o-o-o-orning

Yes, you call me in the morning
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
If you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
Well, if you call me in the morning, I'll tell you what to do
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LOL, Here is another request to not play "Harry Nilsson - Coconut". FWIW, I believe this song is on the Up in Smoke soundtrack. Considering how much I like the Up in Smoke soundtrack and RadioParadise, but don't like this song then it must be that this song has some non obvious benefit. Could it be that this this songs sucks so bad that it makes the other songs on RP and the soundtrack better than they actually are?
Hey Bill, Please add me to the ever increasing list of RP listeners that DO NOT ever want to hear this again! It's a cycle: the more you play it, the more the DO NOT play list grows. K
On_The_Beach wrote:
"Everybody's Talkin" would be nice.
I uploaded quite a good version on the LRC by the Beautiful South, so vote, people! :wink:
Delightful. Gonna go make one right now.
Weak song, which does (I think) a dis-service to an otherwise great songwriter. Please drop this song from the playlist and replace it with pretty much anything else he wrote
INteresting introduction Bill. And my wife heard the opening bars and yelled Turn It Up... Now she is singing along. Should I be frightened? Ahh, screw it, it is Saturday eve.
:yell: Don't listen to those Nilsson haters! They hate our freedom! :lol: (I give this song a "9"! :dance:)
Silly fun song by an incredibly gifted man.
As performed by the muppets Relieve this flipper ache...
The only problem with Coconut is that it displaces all the other excellent Nillson songs, like "Gotta Get Up", "Early in the Morning", or "Jump into the Fire". Especially Jump into the Fire.
"Everybody's Talkin" would be nice.
Play this and any of Harry's songs as much as you want Bill !!! How about "Remember (Christmas)" "Early In The Morning" "The Moonbeam Song"? bev wrote:
One of the benefits of it being YOUR station!!
I did not expect this song to be sung by someone that looked like him.... Ahh, I am always learning. ">
LOL If this is his personal best, as the album cover touts, my sympathies to him and to us. Judging the book (album) by its cover, he faired no better in the personal appearance category. I will say that on a humorous level, he gets some points from me. Unfortunately for him, I don't think it was what he was shooting for. Ouch. :lol:
This song is classic! It's also the last song in the soundtrack to Resevoir Dogs. Doctor is there something I can take to relieve this belly ache, indeed!
ObsidianInfinity wrote:
this is just goofy
Are you serious? :eek:
Harry is a national treasure. Check out the tribute CD "Everybody Loves Harry", very cool. :music:
If you're going to play Nilsson... how about "Blanket For A Sail"? I sang that one to my daughter every night for years.
I dunno - The Be Good Tanyas' When Doves Cry is making a run for most "unrequested" song! :think:
I never heard this one before. It's rather silly but fun and enjoyable. And is this really the song with the most requests for having it never played again? I think of seen more hated ones.
jah_blessed wrote:
I love fun songs, but not this one. Give me Harry Belafonte anytime, though.
Happy now? :biggrin:
JCEntMan wrote:
Bill mentions all the comments asking him to never play this song again and then promptly plays the song. :lol: :clap:
One of the benefits of it being YOUR station!!
This tune always makes me cheery!!! More Nilsson Please!!! :cheers:
Me... I like it. And at 6.3, so do many others it would seem!
eskles wrote:
Keep on ignoring those requests to stop playing this, RP - a little whimsey in music is a good thing
I agree! Music does not have to taken seriously ALL the time!!!
Someone needs to do a dance remix of this.
ObsidianInfinity wrote:
this is just goofy
precisely and you ALL need to lighten up! Keerist! It's not a favorite of mine, but I do like Nilsson....
the mood fits Friday at an office.."you put your buttocks on the copi-er..." JK!
DAHKTAH!
crowhog2000 wrote:
:bananasplit: :bananasplit:
Those aren't coconuts, silly! Now if this were Banana Boat that would be appropriate.........imo
islander wrote:
It gets a 6, I might give it a 7 if it was the version w/ Kermit.
Kermit is always an instant point.
Bill mentions all the comments asking him to never play this song again and then promptly plays the song. :lol: :clap:
Keep on ignoring those requests to stop playing this, RP - a little whimsey in music is a good thing
CCinSB wrote:
had to turn this one up for the office.
Me too but I'm the only here-where's that confounded lime! :cowboy:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I prefer my limes in gins & tonic.
hahahahahahhahahahaaaaahhhh!!
I have a sudden urge for an UnCola
I remember this when I was 6-7 years old....That was a long time ago....
jerkstore wrote:
how about never playing that again.....HOW 'BOUT IT?!!
Obviously you are being ignored - yay!! Fun Friday song!
Bill, please ignore all the requests to never place this song again. It may not be the best thing ever but it has some amusement value.
Love it! Perfect Friday song. Cheers!
crap
this is just goofy
had to turn this one up for the office.
algrif wrote:
What's the matter with you all? Why can't an eclectic radio station include a 'fun' song. I think there should be more.
I love fun songs, but not this one. Give me Harry Belafonte anytime, though.
What's the matter with you all? Why can't an eclectic radio station include a 'fun' song. I think there should be more. Thank goodness for songs like this and the one that always follows..Jelly Roll Morton. :dance: :jump: :clap:
No.
:bananasplit: :bananasplit:
It gets a 6, I might give it a 7 if it was the version w/ Kermit.
smadanayr wrote:
come on RP
:no: Why? No, seriously, why? This song blows.
come on RP
:dance: :jump: :clap:
radiomao wrote:
Then, for me, there's the worst one of all: "You'll look better in a sweater washed on Woolite Woolite washing makes your sweater look alive..."
Omg! :roflol: :roflol: :roflol:
Good loard, there is many a Nilsson tune better than this one. How 'bout Spaceman instead?
I liked it alot more before the commercial...
radiomao wrote:
C'mon...not all ear-worm songs are bad! In addition to this one, I still like Loser by Beck, too. "...Soy un perdidor I'm a Loser, Baby, So why don't you kill me..." And what about Let's Call The Whole Thing Off: "You say po-tay-to and I say po-tah-to You say to-may-to and I say to-mah-to..." Then, for me, there's the worst one of all: "You'll look better in a sweater washed on Woolite Woolite washing makes your sweater look alive..."
I never heard the Woolite one, would like more info on it so I can pursue it. Finally someone who shares my sense of humor! Thank you, fellow listener! Yes, one sort of has to be in a mood to be amused, I guess. Although I wasn't when it came on, and it made me laugh again.
Not quite sure why I like Dreadlock Holiday, yet hate this one so much, but there we are. This is AWFUL!
jerkstore wrote:
how about never playing that again.....HOW 'BOUT IT?!!
I love this song... it reminds me of The Muppet Show!
how about never playing that again.....HOW 'BOUT IT?!!
:jump: :bounce: :jump: :bounce:
I know what'll be going through my head until 3AM...... ARGH!!!
no, no, no, no no No No no NO NO No NOOOOOOOOOOO .....
Great fricking song! So random, so fun.
ok, mal was anderes... :-s
Oh, it's been so long. Thanks, RP.
Probably one of the worst songs play by RP.. :puke:
C'mon...not all ear-worm songs are bad! In addition to this one, I still like Loser by Beck, too. "...Soy un perdidor I'm a Loser, Baby, So why don't you kill me..." And what about Let's Call The Whole Thing Off: "You say po-tay-to and I say po-tah-to You say to-may-to and I say to-mah-to..." Then, for me, there's the worst one of all: "You'll look better in a sweater washed on Woolite Woolite washing makes your sweater look alive..."
Nuance wrote:
You put the lime in the Coke you nut... my kids are making me crazy singing that...
Hehe... mine too. If they only knew... :propeller:
I'll tell you anything. Anything. Just make this stop!
TheLoneIguana wrote:
I'm now having to convince people that Coca-cola did not, in fact, create this song. Sigh.
You put the lime in the Coke you nut... my kids are making me crazy singing that...
bumpusth wrote:
I do believe nothing trumps yellow submarine.
In fact, mmmbop by hanson will beat anything else. No one likes it, and everyone knows it. The mere mention of it will get it stuck in most people's heads.
YES! YES! YES!
TheLoneIguana wrote:
I'm now having to convince people that Coca-cola did not, in fact, create this song. Sigh.
believe that was 7Up - anyone, am I right here??
Namgev wrote:
...or for ear-worm cleaning superpower, try: Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Dirty Deeds and They're Done Dirt Cheap!
I do believe nothing trumps yellow submarine.
BluEyes wrote:
The ONLY way to cure an ear-worm song... ...is to play another one! It's a small world after all..... It's a small world after all.... It's a small, small world....
...or for ear-worm cleaning superpower, try: Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Dirty Deeds and They're Done Dirt Cheap!
A fabulous addition to RP. Thanks to Brooke for turning us on to this one.
I'm now having to convince people that Coca-cola did not, in fact, create this song. Sigh.
radiomao wrote:
hope Bill will start playing some of Nilsson's less-heard stuff...like his standards or deep cuts from The Point soundtrack.
oh yeah, loved The Point...such a great film! it would be so cool if someone could upload a few tracks. something from Nilsson Schmilsson (i have it on vinyl only) would be great too...love the photo on the cover of that one...him up late in his robe, peeking into the fridge with hash pipe in hand.
I wish someone (more computer savvy than myself) would upload "You're Breakin' My Heart" from Nilsson/Scmilsson. The chorus is "You're breakin' my heart, you're tearin it apart, so f*ck you!" Hilarious and ROCKIN stuff from Harry (with Ringo Starr). Anybody up for the upload?
Is this song secretly saying Chop up your neighbor over and over and over again? Why, I believe it is. BRB.
Yes, but has this song been used yet for the ending credits of a Pixar animated movie? Only THEN will will it be deemed to be a true classic....
Yeah, it's an ear-worm song, but this guy was really creative...hope Bill will start playing some of Nilsson's less-heard stuff...like his standards or deep cuts from The Point soundtrack.
GREAT song!! I stole Nilsson Schmilsson from my sister and never gave it back! Dig it. I. Love. RP.
Now lemme get this straight...
Love this song--I haven't heard it in ages.
Patrick wrote:
Instructions for use: 1. Play three times. 2. Hum endlessly for the next three weeks, can't get it out of your stinkin' head! DOH! #-o
The ONLY way to cure an ear-worm song... ...is to play another one! It's a small world after all..... It's a small world after all.... It's a small, small world....
I think of Practical Magic every time I hear this!
I put the lime in the coconut and stirred it and drank it all up... And I feel fine!
How weird.... I was just thinking about this song in the shower today. Its been in my head ALL DAY..... 8O
Wow.. count me in among those having a childhood flashback. :bounce:
Instructions for use: 1. Play three times. 2. Hum endlessly for the next three weeks, can't get it out of your stinkin' head! DOH! #-o
spankmandog wrote:
The muppets version of this song is fantastic. The end basically collapses into chaos with Animal screaming his head off... good times.
Yes, some may associate this song with Reservoir Dogs, but for me it will be forever associated with Kermit and Company! :D
DavidCarrico wrote:
OMG - My dad used to sing this for me as a kid all the time!! ha haha nice bill!
mine did too!! cracks me up. :cool:
i changed my mind. this is awesome. hehe.
briandel wrote:
I'll forever associate this song with Resevoir Dogs. What a great song to roll credits to.
Same here. RP becomes K-BILLY, if only for a few amusing minutes.
haha. this carries good memories for me, but other than that, there's not much good about it. heh.
drife wrote:
This is horrible.
Smile for godsakes!! :sunny: :mrgreen: Oh never mind your head might explode! :beat:
The muppets version of this song is fantastic. The end basically collapses into chaos with Animal screaming his head off... good times.
drH wrote:
Damn... this is much better now than it used to be. :bounce:
It genuinely is. Although I liked early Nilsson, I did NOT like this song. This version, however, is cool. I didn't realize it was still Nilsson until I checked the site!
One of my favorite Nilsson tunes, next to Think About Your Troubles!
Nilsson Schmilsson came out the year I was born. Still one of the best albums in both my Dad's and my collection. Goin' Down, Without You, Jump Into the Fire, hell, the whole album is good.
I was going to blast this with a low rating, but then I remembered singing this as a kid and I started laughing too hard! --- 8
I sing this to my boy in the bath! He does the mixing. He loves it
I'll forever associate this song with Resevoir Dogs. What a great song to roll credits to.
OMG - My dad used to sing this for me as a kid all the time!! ha haha nice bill!
Fantastic! Thanks Bill! This was the first song I ever requested a radio station to play (30 or so years ago when I was 8 ). It is also the second song I ever requested a station to play (3 weeks ago right here on RP :D ).
drife wrote:
This is horrible.
:(
This is horrible.
Damn... this is much better now than it used to be. :bounce:
jay_e wrote:
The Legends cd calls this song "LIME". Whatever you call it, it is a classic. It even includes the dialogue between the doctor and the woman. What a hoot! I will miss Harry a lot.
Coconut. Now that we've worked this in, let's try Joseph Spence!
MY JAW IS ON THE FLOOR :clap: :jump: \:D/ :notworthy: Wow, RP, you've pulled out an absolute gem! Thanks.
Cool, unique song. Tx Bill! :-)
The Legends cd calls this song "LIME". Whatever you call it, it is a classic. It even includes the dialogue between the doctor and the woman. What a hoot! I will miss Harry a lot.