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Recorded/Published: 1971
Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" is featured in Quentin Tarantino's cult film Reservoir Dogs and in the critically acclaimed The Ice Storm. It also appears in the 1998 film Practical Magic - "It's a party song. It's a good song to get drunk to." -- Sandra Bullock (star of "Practical Magic")

"Coconut" is unusual in that it has just one chord.

Richard Perry, the producer of Nilsson Schmilsson, suggested to Harry Nilsson that the song switch narrators to make it more interesting.

Baha Men recorded a version of "Coconut" called "Put the Lime in the Coconut" with new lyrics.

The Muppets performed "Coconut" with alternate lyrics ("Ain't there nothing I can take to relieve this flipper ache") during an episode which aired in the fourth season of The Muppet Show. Fozzie Bear introduces the song which is performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), a Nurse (Louise Gold), and a Doctor (Jerry Nelson). As they sing, Kermit lies in a hospital bed suffering from a "severely twisted flipper."

Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Marc Bolan, and the original Alice Cooper Band recorded a version of "Coconut" which has never been released.

A version of "Coconut" was used in "Coke, You Nut", a TV commercial for Coke with Lime.


Coconut MP3 Download
Coconut (Album Version) MP3 Download
Coconut (Demo) MP3 Download
Coconut (Remastered 2004) MP3 Download
Coconut (Remastered 2004) [Clean] MP3 Download
Coconut (Remastered) MP3 Download
Coconut [Clean] MP3 Download


Producer: Richard Perry
Songwriter: Harry Nilsson
Vocals: Harry Nilsson


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 'em both up ...


Afternoon Delight (CD)
All Time Greatest Hits (CD)
The Best of Nilsson (Japanese CD)
The Best of Nilsson (Japanese LP)
The Collection
Daddy Day Care
Dick: The Unmaking Of The President
Everybody's Talkin' (CD)
Everybody's Talkin' - The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson (CD)
Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson
Greatest Hits (LP)
Greatest Hits (CD)
Greatest Hits (Japanese CD)
Harry Nilsson (Korean LP)
Harry Nilsson (Korean CD)
Harry Nilsson's Greatest Hits
Hits of Nilsson
The Ice Storm
Legendary (CD)
Let's Rock 2: 30 Rockin' Oldies for Kids of All Ages
Lilo & Stitch: Island Favorites
Nilsson Schmilsson (US CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Mobile Fidelity Gold CD)
Nilsson Schmilsson (24 Karat Gold Disc CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (UK CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (180 gram LP Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Japanese CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Stereophonic LP)
Nilsson Schmilsson (US Deluxe CD Reissue)
One: The Best Of Nilsson
Perfect Day: The Songs Of Nilsson 1971-1993
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (CD)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (Cassette)
Practical Magic: Music From The Motion Picture
Reservoir Dogs (CD)
Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction: Soundtracks From The Quentin Tarantino Films (CD)
Sin Ti
Songwriter (CD)
Sounds of the Seventies Pop Nuggets Early '70s (CD)
Sun Splashin' - 16 Hot Summer Hits
Sun Splashin' - The Collection
Tropical Heat
The Very Best of Harry Nilsson
Walk on the Wild Side: Hits of the Seventies (CD)
Without You - Greatest Hits (CD)
Without You/Early in the Morning (Korean CD)

Movies/TV Shows:

Reservoir Dogs
The Ice Storm
Practical Magic
Daddy Day Care
Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus
"The Simpsons" ("Mom and Pop Art")


"Coconut {Alice Cooper}"
"Coconut {Demo}"
"Coconut {Don Pablos Commercial}"
"Coconut {Muppets}"
"Coconut {Quadraphonic Mix}"

Other Recordings:

Artist: Samuel E. Wright [Info]
Artist: Fred Schneider [Info]
Artist: The Kojacks [Info]
Artist: Liesbeth List [Info]
Artist: PM Dawn [Info]
Artist: Kid Power [Info]
Artist: Markus [Info]
Artist: Ac-Rock [Info]
Artist: Sugar Beats [Info]
Artist: Dannii Minogue [Info]
Artist: Dale Turner [Info]

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