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Lime in the Coconut

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by janicegroupie, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. janicegroupie

    janicegroupie New Member

    I have a question about the song Lime in the Coconut. Who is the woman singing in it? Is it a guest star or Muppet? If a Muppet which puppeteer does the voice? I've always wondered about that while listening to the song since I've never seen it on the Muppet Show so hopefully someone could put my questions to rest. Thank you.
  2. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    The two female Muppeteers who sang that song were Louise Gold and Kathyrn Mullen. The predominant one in the song (the one you are probably referring to) is Ms. Gold.

    - Billy :cool:
  3. janicegroupie

    janicegroupie New Member

    Thanks for the info. I can now sleep well at night knowing the answer. :flirt:
  4. Frazzle

    Frazzle New Member

    Would you like the MP3 version of that song? I have it & if you would like it, I'll send it to you if you send me an email.:)
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    If you think this classic sung by the Muppets gets burned into your memory, you should at least do yourself the favor of searching out and listening to the original version recorded by Harry Nielsen. I know, I was just as shocked as you are to find out that this song was recorded by a human recording star before it became a song remade by the Muppets on TMS. Hope this helps and have a good night.
  6. janicegroupie

    janicegroupie New Member

    I actually had someone burn it onto a cd for me already but thank you for the offer. If I didn't have it I would jump at the offer for a Muppet song. :flirt: And yeah The Count I think I will check out the original. It is quite odd that an actual human sang the song first. Who would've thought.
  7. Frazzle

    Frazzle New Member

    You know, when I was younger, I thought it was Joni Mitchell doing the vocals on that song.
  8. janicegroupie

    janicegroupie New Member

    Up until now I always thought it was some guest star too not a Muppet. She just sounds different than any other Muppets. I guess it shows Louise Gold's amazing vocal abilities since it sounds so different from any other voice. And off subject Frazzle I read your profile and 80s pop culture is awesome! :excited:
  9. gymkatarules

    gymkatarules New Member

    I'm a Nilsson junkie, so lemme help. It's Harry Nilsson, not Neilsen or whatever, and he's a genius. Simon Smith and His Dancing Bear was written by Randy Newman, but Harry Nilsson made it better known. I'm trying to think if there were any other Nilsson songs on The Muppet Show. Hmm. Regardless, you probably know his music a lot better than you think. You know, "One" (as in, "one is the lonliest number"), "Me And My Arrow," "Without You" ("can't live if livin' is without you," didn't write it but made it famous), the Popeye soundtrack, etc. etc.

    Sorry to ramble, but I really love the guy.

    And by the way, "Cocoanut" is total druggie humor.

    -Chris
  10. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Member

    Well actually that's one of the few occassions on TMS (or indeed anywhere in her Muppet work) where Louise Gold might actually be using something approaching her normal voice!. Still she does have rather amazing vocal abilities (amongst her various vocal talents, she does a mindblowing Ethel Merman imitiation).
  11. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    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 them both up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
    She put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up,
    And said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?
    I say, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?"
    "Now let me get this straight ",
    Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
    Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
    Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
    Put the lime in the coconut, you called your doctor, woke him up,
    And say, 'Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,
    I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?
    I say, Doctor, doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say, Doctor, dooooctor, to relieve this belly ache?'
    Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
    Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better,
    Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
    Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning
    Wouh wouh wouh wouh wouh
    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 them both up,
    She put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up,
    Say "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?
    I say, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say Doctor! let me get this straight".
    You put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
    You put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
    You put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
    Put the lime in the coconut, you such a silly woman!,
    Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
    Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better.
    Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both down
    Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning
    Woo Woo, ain't there nothin' you can take, I say
    Woo Woo, to relieve my belly ache,
    You say woo woo ain't there nothin' I can take, I say
    Woo woo, to relieve your belly ache,
    You say yah yah, ain't there nothin' I can take, I say
    Waah waah, to relieve this belly ache,
    I say doctor!, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say doctor!, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say doctor!, ain't there nothin' I can take,
    I say Doctor!, you such a silly woman!,
    Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
    Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better,
    Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
    Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the moooooorning,
    Yes, you call me in the morning,
    If you call me in the morning, then X5



    Of course the muppetity version replaced belly-ache with flipper-ache....
  12. Muppet Crypts

    Muppet Crypts New Member

  13. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    I never would have thought that was Louise Gold was the one singing that. I really need to see all the muppet show episodes, it will save lots of confusion.

    Talking of Louise Gold, I realised she is on a CD I have of Cabaret, its a London cast recording.
  14. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Member



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