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ADD: Coconut (Harry Nilsson) 'put de lime in'

mm 17 Jan 99 - 04:19 PM
Roger in Baltimore 17 Jan 99 - 05:07 PM
catspaw49 17 Jan 99 - 05:11 PM
mkellehe@stny.lrun.com 17 Jan 99 - 05:46 PM
Roger in Baltimore 17 Jan 99 - 09:52 PM
Sheye 17 Jan 99 - 10:03 PM
RunrigFan 21 Mar 11 - 08:14 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Mar 11 - 05:26 PM
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Subject: Lime in the coconut
From: mm
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 04:19 PM

It's driving me mad. You put a lime in the coconut, you drink the bowl up, you put a lime in the coconut and call me in the morning...

WHAT'S THE REST OF IT???


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Subject: RE: Lime in the coconut
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 05:07 PM

Well, it ain't folk (he says with some confidence). It's Harry Nilsson. Perhaps a search at International Lyric Server will help. If my memory serves me well, you have the lyrics nailed, completely except for multiple "Oooh, ooohs!" Of course, the Lyric Server is temporarily "disabled" at this time.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lime in the coconut
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 05:11 PM

Perhaps the ILS had a bowl and is now out searching for maalox.


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Subject: RE: Lime in the coconut
From: mkellehe@stny.lrun.com
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 05:46 PM

No help here - except to say that the first line to this ditty has been driving me crazy since last week - can't get it out of my head and also don't know the rest! Will be checking in to see how you do! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lime in the coconut
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 09:52 PM

There is a wonderful Harry Nilsson Web site, but it unfortunately has no lyrics to it. Tons of information, including that this song was on about 10 albums, including Nilsson Schmilsson, is available.

My memory says this is the entire song.

You put a lime in the coconut, you drink the bowl up, You put a lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together, You put a lime in the coconut, you drink the bowl up, You put a lime in the coconut and call me in the morning. Oooh, oooh. Oooh, oooh.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: COCONUT (Harry Nilsson)
From: Sheye
Date: 17 Jan 99 - 10:03 PM

Ok, here ya go:

You know how when you go to the doctor and say, "Doc, it hurts when I do dat", and he says, "Don't do dat den"?


COCONUT
(Harry Nilsson)


She put de (A7) lime in de (D7) coconut, drink 'em bot' togeder
She put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot' up.
She put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot' togeder
Put de lime in de coconut, call de doctor woke him up, an' say

Doctor! Ain't der notin I can take, I say
Doctor! To relieve dis belly ache, I say
Doctor! Ain't der notin I can take, I say
Doctor! To relieve my belly ache?

I put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot togeder,
Put de lime in de coconut, I drink 'em bot' down,
I put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot' togeder,
Put de lime in de coco nut, call de Doctor, woke him up an' say

Doctor! Ain't der notin I can take? I say
Doctor! To relieve my belly ache. I say
Doctor! Ain't der notin I can take? I say
Doctor! And he say Lemme get dis straight

You put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot togeder,
Put de lime in de coconut, you drink 'em bot' up.
You put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot' togeder,
Put de lime in de coconut, call de Doctor, woke him up, an' say

Doctor! Ain't der notin I can take, you say
Doctor! To relieve your belly ache, you say
Doctor! Ain't der notin I can take, you say
Doctor! You such a silly woman!

Put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot' togeder,
Put de lime in de coconut. Den you feel better.
Put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot down.
Put de lime in de coconut, an' call me in da mo-o-o-ornin'.

REPEAT ONCE FROM START, THEN:

Woo Woo, ain't der notin I can take, I say
Woo Woo, to relieve my belly ache,
I say Doctor! Doctor! Ain't der notin I can take, I say
Yaah Yaah! To relieve my belly ache.

Put de lime in de coconut, drink 'em bot togeder
(Go on and fade)


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Subject: Lyr Add: Harry Nilsson - Coconut
From: RunrigFan
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 08:14 PM

I think Harry classes as folk/counry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbgv8PkO9eo



/ Entire song is just C7, picked /


I heard this song on a film and what amazing lyrics

COCONUT
(Harry Nilsson)

Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for the lime

She put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em both up (3x)
Put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up, and 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, to relieve this bellyache

Now let me get this straight
Put the lime in the coconut, you drank 'em both up (3x)
Put the lime in the coconut, you called your doctor, woke him up, and 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, 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

Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for the lime
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up, and 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
Now let me get this straight

You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up (3x)
Put the lime in the coconut, you're such a silly woman

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 down
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning

Woo-oo, ain't there nothin' you can take, I said
Woo-oo, to relieve your bellyache, you said
Woo-oo, ain't there nothin' I can take, I said
Woo-oo, to relieve your bellyache, you say

Yeah-ah, ain't there nothing I can take, I say
Wow-ow, to relieve this bellyache, I said
Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take, I said (3x)
Doctor, you're such a silly woman

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 mo-o-ornin'

Yes, you call me in the morning
If you call me in the morning I'll tell you what to do {repeat to fade}

If you want chords


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harry Nilsson - Coconut
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 05:26 PM

Lyrics previously posted here, here, here, and here.

But there's actually only one thread about the song: Lyr Req: Coconut (Harry Nilsson). The other copies were posted in BS threads or as digressions (thread drift).

This is a hard song to find because people often call it erroneously "Lime in the Coconut" or "Put the Lime in the Coconut" or "Put de Lime in de Coconut" or they misspell it "cocoanut" or they might even spell it phonetically "cokey-nut" because that's how he pronounces it in the song.


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