I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

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I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts was written in 1944 by the English songwriter Fred Heatherton. Originally spelled 'Cocoanuts', it is a novelty song celebrating the coconut shy (coconut toss) at funfairs.

In 1949 is was a top ten US hit for Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, with Merv Griffin as the vocalist. The following year, it put singer Danny Kaye at number 25.

The song was a stapel on the British radio and TV program The Billy Cotton Band Show. In fact, it is still played over the stadium sound system after a home win for Cambridge United. It is also used as a victory song, sung in the dressing room, after a win by the Palm Tree Cricket Club.

It has been used in several movies, including the Disney films 'The Lion King' and 'Jungle Book'. It was also used in a skit by the British comedy troupe Monty Python. Intrigued? Look for other silly songs to sing here.

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Legs Sparrow, USA

11 October 2014 at 11:54pm

Oh yes of lion king BY zazu

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Sarah, United States

14 September 2013 at 11:51pm

LOL. I had never heard the whole song. My three year old loves for me to sing Zazu's part ( with the accent of course). He gets such a kick out of it - it really takes me to a happy place!

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Will, United States

1 April 2013 at 5:33pm

When I first head this song It was on Benny Hill and only "Oh, I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts. and I didn't know untill THE Lion king that it was even a song.AND it only had up to Some as big as your head and I always wondered what the rest of the song was.

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Meaghan, United States

30 September 2012 at 2:42pm

OMG! Whenever I hear this song, I think of Zazu. Remember that part of The Lion King? Yeah...so funny. xD

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Jammepel Allison, France

18 December 2011 at 2:05am

jammepel allison moi likes we funny

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John, United States

18 October 2011 at 5:44am

This song is awesome. I sing it at school, can't get it out of my skull. I sometimes drive the kids insane with it.

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Jess, United States

22 February 2011 at 3:37am

I sing this all the time at school gets some good laughs

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Aubrey, Va Usa

27 May 2010 at 1:34am

My mother used to sing this to me as a child. I love it!

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Ashtyn, Ojo Caliente, United States

14 October 2009 at 3:52pm

Very useful and funny me and my friends sing it all day in school. Bob says hi...

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Chikete, United States

27 September 2009 at 1:13pm

I thought there were more words to this song...

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Ashley Mccoy, United States

23 June 2009 at 9:50pm

I sing just the I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts there they are standing in a row part to my 6 month old son! He laughs so hard at his silly mommy! Got it from The Lion King when Scar is making Zazu sing to him!

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Stephanie, Australia

22 June 2009 at 10:34am

Very enjoyable and very, very, very funny.

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Ashley, Orlando

27 March 2009 at 7:25pm

haha very funny

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