296. Song Lyrics

This is one of those songs that’s so silly you just can’t stop singing it.  The lyrics are rather long so bear with me. While you’re waiting … put de lime in de coconut and drink ’em bot up … or just click here and listen to the music.

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COCONUT by Harry Nilsson  (1971)

Bruder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime,
His sister had anudder one she paid it for de lime.

She put de lime in de coconut, she drank ’em bot’ up
She put de lime in de coconut, she drank ’em bot’ up.
She put de lime in de coconut, she drank ’em bot’ up
She put de lime in de coconut, she call de doctor, woke ‘im 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 de lime in de coconut, you drank ’em bot’ up,
You put de lime in de coconut, you drank ’em bot’ up,
You put de lime in de coconut, you drank ’em bot’up,
You put de lime in de coconut, you call your doctor, woke ‘im 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 de lime in de coconut, you drink ’em bot’ togedder
Put de lime in de coconut and you’ll feel better,
Put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ up,
Put de lime in de 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.

Brudder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime,
His sister had anudder one she paid it for a lime.
She put de lime in de coconut, she drank ’em bot’ up
She put de lime in de coconut and called de doctor, woke ‘im 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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27. Black and White

I like the simplicity of the black and white piano keys.

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193. Musically Inclined

One of the disappointments in the life of my husband’s grandmother was that she could never get her young son (my father-in-law) to become interested in playing the violin.  He hated the thought and even tried to convince her he had no interest by putting his violin through all kinds of torture, including removing some of the strings.  I guess one could say he was not “musically inclined.”

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141. Hangs On A Wall

As some of you may recall, my husband and I are realtors and our line of work puts us in contact with people from all over the World.  The owner of a house we recently listed is originally from Salzburg, Austria and as a tribute to her father, who was a composer and violinist, and to her sister, who was an opera singer, she placed these objects and photo on the wall in a prominent place as a remembrance and tribute to them.  Her father handwrote the musical composition and the violin and bow belonged to him.  I was so touched to see such a beautiful display of affection.

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192. Musical Instrument

We inherited this 1893 Steinway piano from my husband’s mother, who played beautifully.  We think it may have also belonged to his grandmother.  This is the sounding board. 

192. Musical Instrument

192. Musical Instrument