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Posted By: GUEST
19-Apr-08 - 08:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
In answer to Bill Kennedy's question about the song in Swedish (29 July 2005), it was Far Jag Kan Inte Få Upp Min Kokosnöt (I´ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts) by Povel Ramel (1922-2007) - it's available on UK iTunes.

Povel Karl Henrik Ramel (Povel Ramel (help·info)) (June 1, 1922 – June 5, 2007) was a Swedish entertainer. Ramel was a singer, pianist, vaudeville artist, songwriter, author and the greatest Swedish novelty song composer of his age and any age. He wrote over 1,900 songs. His style was characterized by a most imaginative wit, both verbally and musically. He took inspiration from US and UK 'crazy' style humor and created his own personal Swedish version, based on his mentioned wit, unusual combinations of lyrics and music, word play, pastiche and generic unexpectedness. He was regarded as a legend and institution in Swedish entertainment.


PS There's also a version in Finnish by M A Numminen on iTunes. Numminen seems pretty cool, too!