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,
writing through history one romance upon a time
The story I heard was that they were all drunk and that’s what “in the garden of Eden” sounded like…
John – I’ll bet that’s the truth, or at least closer to it, than the very ‘PC’ explanation in the Wikipedia article. HA!
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!
HA I love trivia for the sake of trivia.