Coconut Telegraph – Song Lyric Sunday – Island

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Coconut Telegraph – Song Lyric Sunday – Island

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Our theme this week is ‘songs that mention ‘Atoll, Island, Key, Lagoon, Peninsula, Reef, Tropical’  suggested by Tales from the mind of Kristian

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/10/23/beach-flowers-hot-and-humid/

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I really like a lot of Jimmy Buffett’s songs, and listen to them a lot, as we have a box set of CDs.

They are mostly happy tunes with fun lyrics and music.

From a Wiki article:

Buffett describes “coconut telegraph” as the Caribbean version of the grapevine.

“Coconut Telegraph”, by Jimmy Buffett, can be found on his 1981 studio album of the same name. It was produced by Norbert Putnam, and is on the MCA label. It reached # 30 on Billboard’s top 200 albums chart.

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Tuesday on the island
Not much goin’ on
The parties are all over
They ended just past dawn
The jungle drums are beating
With the tales from late last night
‘Cause stories bear repeating
For everyone’s delight
You can hear ’em on the coconut telegraph (Telegraph)
Can’t keep nothin’ under their hat
You can hear ’em on the coconut telegraph (Telegraph)
Sayin’ who did this and that
This and that, this and that
Now I’m not one to deal in gossip
But was he that big a fool
To do a belly-buster high dive
And miss the entire pool
And what became of sweet Melissa
And the boy nobody knew
Did Ricardo ever find her
I swear it’s just between me and you
But you can hear it on the coconut telegraph (Telegraph)
By now, everybody knows
You can hear it on the coconut telegraph (Telegraph)
Just who comes and goes
Comes and goes, comes and goes
La, la la la, la la la
La, la la la, la la la
La, la la la, (La la la la la la la)
La, la la la, (La la la la la la, oooh)
Ah!
It’s hump day on the island
The lines have all gone dead
All the juicy news is history
I guess everything’s been said
But when the eagle flies on Friday
And the boys break out the rum
And the joint begins to jumpin’
And you’ll hear those hot lines hum
Ah, put it on the coconut telegraph (Telegraph)
All the celebration and the stress
Baby, put it on the coconut telegraph (Telegraph)
In 25 words or less
I want to hear it on the coconut telgraph (Telegraph)
All the celebration and the stress
Baby put it on the coconut telegraph (Telegraph)
In 25 words or less
This and that, comes and goes
This and that, comes and goes
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jimmy Buffett
Coconut Telegraph lyrics © Coral Reefer Music
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

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