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Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Apr-99 - 03:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE GOT A LOVELY BUNCH OF COCONUTS^^
I'VE GOT A LOVELY BUNCH OF COCONUTS
songwriter: Fred Heatherton, 1949 (1944?)
publisher: Box & Cox Publications (ASCAP)
recorded by Danny Kaye & Merv Griffin, among others

Down at Barnum's fair
One evening I was there
When I heard a showman
Shouting underneath the flare...

Oh, I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts,
There they are all standing in a row.

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
Give 'em a twist, a flick of the wrist,
That's what the showman said.

Oh! I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts
Every ball you throw will make me rich.

And there stands me wife, the idol of me life, singing
Roll or bowl a ball a penny a pitch.

Singing, roll or bowl a ball a penny a pitch,
Roll or bowl a ball a penny a pitch,
Roll or bowl a ball
Roll or bowl a ball
Roll or bowl a ball a penny a pitch.^^
Lyrics corrected May 14, 2001