Mudcat Café message #70810 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10303   Message #70810
Posted By: Steve Parkes
14-Apr-99 - 03:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Subject: RE: Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Actually, I always thought the song was English. Barnum came to Britain, so that doesn't make it American by itself. We still have coconut shies, Musicman, as well as Aunt Sally, which is a wooden life-size doll - or just the head - which you have to hit with the balls. My favorite is one you don't see much except at vilage and scool fetes: row on row of plates and dishes which you just smash up with the balls! I don't think you normally win anything; it's just very satisfying. Of course, it's for the kids. Honest!