Music Jam – This is my banana!

Many people like to have session they call “jamming” where their friends meet in in a stereotypical basement, grab some drums, a guitar or two, some microphones, and probably an electronic keyboard.

Using that as a guideline, some friends and I decided were bored one day, and met up in a tiny room (think bathroom), with an upright piano (yes, there are non-electronical pianos too). The urge to create music filled our heads, and soon we had created an instrumental backdrop to the most popular Fruit and Vegetable song.

The result? Here you go. This is 100% ad-libbed (that means made up) on the spot. Completely spontaneous. Do not mind the out of tune bits, because none of us really knew where the tune was going.

CLICK: Banana Song Jam

You know you want to hear it.

The lyrics are as follows:

This is my banana, tra-la-la-la-la. (hand action depicting really large object)
This is your banana, la-la-la-la-la-la, (hand action depicting really small and short object)
CHOP your banana, la-la-la-la-la (violent slice of hand through the air, accompanied by a short jump)
and you have no more banana! (victorious pose – use imagination)

There are variations on the type of fruit and method of mauling it, including but not limited to: rambutans (peel), papayas (squeeze), kiwi fruit (shave), coconut (smash), sugar cane (suck), cucumber, etc.

This is completely work-safe and has no sexual connotations at all, no matter what you may imagine.

If you are interested of some of our earlier tries, you can listen to take onetake two, and take three.

I swear, one of these days I’m going to compose a proper song for this. Feel free to give suggestions on what you might think will make the song more enjoyable.

Note: a school teacher walked in during the final jam. Needless to say she walked out pretty fast again.

Note 2: Yes, I played the piano the whole while. Again, I had no idea where the song was going.

Note 3: There were about 4 other people singing.

Dion Moult

I've been developing software for well over 10 years, work as an architect (not the computer kind, the regular sort), and am classically trained as a pianist. I try to do the right thing when I get the chance in my field, such as through contributing to open-source communities and promoting sustainable living.

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  1. well, the keyword for this song would be “lol”. that describes it pretty well =)

    I’ve heard other banana songs. “banana phone” is one of my favourites =P

    keep it coming ^^

  2. Guys. This was class. famazing. I should’ve been there.. made me almost weep laughing. ohhh brilliance =D

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