‘Coconut’ by Nillson – Classic Hit or Miss [VIDEO]
The third single from his 1971 album, Nilsson Schmilsson, it reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and it features three distinct characters (the narrator, the sister, and the doctor), all sung in different voices by Nilsson. The song is perhaps best remembered for its chorus lyric, “She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ‘em both up.” There are no chord changes; the only chord in the song is an arpeggiated C-7th
#5 back in 1972, how about today?