The Little Coconut Song

have a gentle listen to “The Little Coconut Song”- a tune about a little coconuts journey home

as alway thanks for listening!


Very good, Dan.
It brings out a big smile to my inner child’s face :smiley:
The grown up part of me wants to put a little lime in it :laughing:
(@DavidP, you might want to tag this as an original and remove this suggestion :wink:)

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That makes my day. Happy it did that for you!

That was a lovely couple of minutes well spent :blush: :v:

Very nice Danny, well-sung and played. I find playing finger-style and singing very hard, you did it very well with a clean sound and good rhythm. Well done.

That was really cool Daniel. Beautiful little song. Am going to play it for my kids.

Lovely song to play for one’s kids, Danny, well played and sung.

Is it an original or just a different version of the song’s lyrics?

Love it Danny :heart_eyes: Beautiful song and sweet performance, well played and sung! Bravo! It was very enjoyable to listen to.

This is really lovely. Well played and sung!

thanks for listening, glad you liked it

thanks for listening to this little tune
just keep at it, if you love it and spend the time you will get there!

eddie thanks for listening and the thought of your kids hearing it makes my day better

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that’s my original.

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thanks for listening. so happy you liked it

Thanks Danny. Quite interesting to have a few similar songs related to coconuts. I will change the Sub-category to the originals one.

Yes that’s unexpected but I guess ppl like coconuts. Thanks for categorizing. I’ve heard of the song “coconut” by Nilsson but mine is different.

Dan that was great. It really made me smile. What a great tune it was.

Love it Dan!!! Really enjoyed your song about coconuts :palm_tree:… but I’m from the desert in New Mexico… what’s a coconut :coconut:??? :thinking:

Just kidding!

Seriously though, how would you feel about posting the chord progression and lyrics (newish to this forum… hopefully I didn’t just break a rule):face_with_peeking_eye: for the rest of us? I’d love to play that for my grandkids & teach ‘em the words so we can sing it together! So cool that you have an original song that’s just so appealing! Thank you!


thanks so much Tod. probably my most favorite comment EVER. thought of you playing this for your grandkids warms my heart.

hope this helps

here are the lyrics, the chords are simple open chords G/C/G/D (although i usually play the first G at the third fret leaving out the G bass note

The Little Coconut Song #6 by Danny Bertges

Verse 1

I’m a little Coconut up here in my tree

I’m a little Coconut you’re looking up at me

I’m a little Coconut hanging in the sun
Up here with my friends having so much fun
I wish you could live a life of ease
I’m a little coconut in a hurricane
Down, down I go with the rain
I’m a little Coconut fallen to the ground
I’m a little Coconut look what you found
I’m a little Coconut laying the sand
I’m a little Coconut in your little hand
I’m a little Coconut you’re looking down at me
I’m a little Coconut you threw me in the sea

I’m just a little Coconut rolling with the tide
Up, up, up and down, up and down I ride

Verse 2
I’m a little Coconut how I wish you could be
Floating the seven seas oh so free


Verse 3
I’m a little Coconut staring at the stars
For such a little Coconut I’ve gone so far
I’m a little Coconut underneath the moon
I’m a little Coconut hope I’m home real soon


Verse 4
I’m a little Coconut washed up on the shore
I’m a little Coconut I hope I’m home once more
I’m a little Coconut rolling on the beach
I’m a little Coconut in your little reach
I’m a little Coconut how I wish you could be
Home where you belong just like me


Thank you so, so much for sharing this original piece with us!!!
I live about 500 from my 5 grandchildren and since Covid, my wife & I haven’t been able to visit them as frequently as we’d like… whenever we’re together they ask me to play guitar for them (not sure why… I can’t seem to play very well if anyone is watching :crazy_face:) so this song will be a fun addition to my repertoire if I can get it down! I appreciate your talent & willingness to share!!! Keep up the good work!!! :grinning:


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