Coconut

The first time I heard this Sebastian song, I burst out laughing, because it happens to be a cover of one of my favourite calypso songs. The reason I didn't make the connection was because for years I'd known this song as Lime in the Coconut (which I just found out is the incorrect title), originally written and sung by Harry Nilsson, although I also have fond memories of the Jimmy Buffet cover and the Muppets cover (feat. Kermit the Frog). In more modern times, perhaps people remember it from the witchy Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock flick Practical Magic.

Anyway, Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian performs this, one of my favourite songs, originally for the Sebastian: Party Gras! album, and it's a fitting and fun combination. Sebastian's voice is heavily accented, so it gives the song a stronger reggae flavour from other versions, which is interesting.

(printable version)

Gather round everybody! I want to tell you a funny story. Listen.

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 drank 'em both up
She put the lime in the coconut, drank 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up, said

"Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take," she said
"Doctor, to relieve this bellyache," she said
"Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take," she said
"Doctor, to relieve this bellyache"

Now let me get this straight
You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you called your doctor, woke him up, said

"Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take," she said
"Doctor, to relieve this bellyache," she said
"Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take," she 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, call me in the morning"

That's so funny! Don't you get it? Aww, man, okay one more time. Now listen up good. You ready? Okay.

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
She put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up, said

"Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take," she said
"Doctor, to relieve this bellyache," she said
"Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take," she said
"Doctor, to relieve this bellyache"

You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
You put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drink 'em both up
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 up
Put the lime in the coconut, call me in the morning

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


Where did everybody go? The story wasn't that bad! Well. I guess you had to be there. "Call me in the morning!"


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