Daily Prompt #JusJoJan Jan 17: Hyphenated

According to that ever-reliable source (ahem), Wikipedia, the hyphenated title to Iron Butterfly’s (1968) signature song, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, is a derivation of In the Garden of Eden.

The album version of this song is over 17 minutes long. The truncated single version is just under 3 minutes.

While I love me some ‘classic’ heavy metal, and I can go for the 17-minute version, for your nonsensical hyphenated song title listening diversion, here is the short version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

Thank you, Sally and Linda, for today’s #JusJoJan word prompt.

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time


  1. As many times I have heard In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, I had no idea what it meant — or that it was actually 17 minutes long! Great trivia!

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