This tune entered the repertoire of The New Victory Band some time in the 1980s and has a rather unclear provenance. Although there is a coconut dance in nearby Bacup, there is no evidence to suggest that a coconut dance ever existed in Rochdale. If not, where did the tune come from? It is likely that it came from the pen of some northern musician and found its way by stealth into the greater repertoire via NVB. Played on my C/F Pokerwork.
T:Rochdale Coconut Dance
F2 AA F2 A2|BAGF EFGB|F2 AA F2 A2|GFED C2 c2|
F2 AA F2 A2|BAGF EFGB|AcAF GBGE|F4 F4:||
DEFE D2 A2|DEFE D2 A2|B2 GB A2 FA|GFED C4|
DEFE D2 A2|DEFE D2 A2|B2 GB A2 FA|G2 E2 F4:||