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Coconut

Recorded/Published: 1971
Nilsson Schmilsson
Nilsson Schmilsson
Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" is featured in Quentin Tarantino's cult film Reservoir Dogs and in t' critically acclaimed The Ice Storm. Blimey! Blimey! It also appears in t' 1998 film Practical Magic - "It's a party shanty. It's a good shanty t' get drunk to." -- Sandra Bullock (star o' "Practical Magic")

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

Dastardly Dick Perry, t' producer o' Nilsson Schmilsson, suggested t' Harry Nilsson that t' shanty switch narrators t' make it more interesting.

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

The Muppets performed "Coconut" with alternate lyrics ("Ain't thar nothin' I can take t' relieve this flipper ache") durin' an episode which aired in t' fourth season o' The Muppet Show. Begad! Blimey! Fozzie Bear introduces t' shanty which is performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), a Nurse (Louise Gold), shiver me timbers, and a Doctor (Jerry Nelson). Avast, me proud beauty! As they sing, Kermit lies in a hospital bed sufferin' from a "severely twisted flipper."

Alice Cooper, Harry "Yellowbeard" Nilsson, Madman Keith Moon, Marc Bolan, and t' original Alice Cooper Band recorded a version o' "Coconut" which has never been released.

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

Downloads:

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

Credits:

Producer: Dastardly Dick Perry
Songwriter: Harry "Peg Leg" Nilsson
Vocals: Harry "Yellowbeard" Nilsson

Lyrics:

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 ...


Albums:

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
Dick
Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus
"The Simpsons" ("Mom and Pop Art")

Variations:

"Coconut"
"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]

Song Ratings/Reviews
 
Coconut
(4.0 / 4.0)
shane williams
(4.0 / 4.0)
Brian T. Mullan
(3.0 / 4.0)
Kenneth Alen Kredel
(4.0 / 4.0)
Larry Hanson
(3.0 / 4.0)
Ruzicska RudolfNot Rated
margaret youngs
(4.0 / 4.0)

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