"Coconut" as written by and Harry Edward 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 bot' up
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em bot' up.
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em bot' up
She put the lime in the coconut, she call the doctor, woke 'I'm up,

Said "doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache,"
I said "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache."
Now lemme get this straight,

You put the lime in the coconut, you drank 'em bot' up,
You put the lime in the coconut, you drank 'em bot' up,
You put the lime in the coconut, you drank 'em bot'up,
You put the lime in the coconut, you call your doctor, woke 'I'm up,

Said " Doctor, ain't there nothing' I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache."
I said "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?'
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache,"

You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot' togedther
Put the lime in the coconut and you'll feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em bot' up,
Put the lime in the coconut and call me in the morning."

Woo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo.
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo.

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 bot' up
She put the lime in the coconut and called the doctor, woke 'I'm up.

And said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?'
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache."
I said "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take?"
I said, "Doctor, now lemme get this straight,

You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot'up,
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot' up,
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em bot' up,
Put the lime in the coconut. You're such a silly woman.

Put a lime in the coconut and drink 'em bot' together
Put the lime in the coconut, then you'll feel better.
Put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both down,
Put the lime in your coconut, and call me in the morning,

Woo--ain't there nothin' you can take?
I say, woo--to relieve your belly ache,
You say, well woo--ain't there nothin' I can take?
I say woo--woo, to relieve your belly ache,
You say yow--ain't there nothin' I can take,

I say wow--to relieve this belly ache,
I said "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,"
I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,"
I said, "Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,"
I said, "Doctor you're such a silly woman.

Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together,
Put the lime in the coconut, and you'll feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em bot' up,
Put the lime in the coconut and call me in the morning.

Yes, you call me in the morning, 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 and if you call me in the morning
I'll tell you what to do.


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"Coconut" as written by Harry Edward Nilsson

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  • +4
    Song MeaningNot to dissapoint the stoners, but the muppets probably wouldn't be sing a song that harry nilsson wrote about a bong he made out of a coconut. The man was a great enough songwriter to imply more than one meaning, so maybe this could be implied too. But I think there is a genuinely wholesome meaning behind it.

    A good friend of me that, when he was a kid, he would get sick. And his father would go to say goodnight and he'd sing this song. It seems to be one of his favorite memories. It always made him smile, no matter how he felt.

    I think his father had it right. It isn't about making sense. It's just about feeling better. That's why it gets so silly. At least that's what I think. That's why I'm going to try to help Hanji123 get out of the hole on those stupid little ratings. No reason to be negative toward someone who seems to see something positive.
    CoolUniqueAwesomeUsernameon February 05, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI don't buy any of these explanations. Maybe it's just a fun song that doesn't really mean anything

    If anything, it makes me think of a lime wedge on a glass of Pina Colada
    captainron042on June 21, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is quite clearly about the coconut bong Harry constructed. It starts off with her brother buying one, she has the lime (the green (the weed)), and they "drank" a bowl. Furthermore, weed is quite nice for bellyaches.
    DeadheadTimon April 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPEOPLE! stop saying it's about drugs and pregnancy and whores and the like.
    it is a fun song to dance to when you are doing the dishes. end of. =]
    Hanji123on August 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks big style! How can you feel down when it's on? But...ok... am I just a dumbass? She put the lime in the coconut, she drank it and then she got belly ache. And the doctor told her to drink more to make it better acain? What's all that about? Am I just stupid?
    Definitely gonna try that drinking game at the next available opportunity :-)
    boxedjemmyon February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment... or was she tryin to relieve her belly ache by drinking the lime and the coconut but it didn't work...? Why does nobody care goddamnit?!
    boxedjemmyon February 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was told this song was about abortion, but I have no confirmation of that. It's also very possible that I dreamed that explanation so take it for what it's worth.
    doortodooron March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe, its about an acid burn caused by the lime in the coconut????
    Happyhappaon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Larry, I'm a cop"
    bkat004on April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you take this song for a literal meaning (limes and coconuts) it just cracks me up. Of course it probably has nothing to do with limes and coconuts.

    But also if you /do/ put a lime in a coconut, because of the citrus in the lime the coconut milk would curdle, which would make her bellyache worse if she drank it.

    But yeah. I love this song. Coke sucks.
    Tokabion July 05, 2006   Link

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