Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Hempstead, Long Island, New York 1968

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Hempstead, Long Island, New York 1968





"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (derived from "In the Garden of Eden") is a song recorded by Iron Butterfly and written by bandmember Doug Ingle, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.


At slightly over 17 minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album. The lyrics are simple, and heard only at the beginning and the end. The track was recorded at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York.


According to drummer Ron Bushy, organist-vocalist Doug Ingle wrote the song one evening while drinking an entire gallon of Red Mountain wine. When the inebriated Ingle then played the song for Bushy, who wrote down the lyrics for him, he was slurring his words so badly that what was supposed to be "in the Garden of Eden" was interpreted by Bushy as "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"






Lyrics


In a gadda da vida, honey Don't you know that I'm lovin' you In a gadda da vida, baby Don't you know that I'll always be true

Oh, won't you come with me And take my hand Oh, won't you come with me And walk this land Please take my hand

In a gadda da vida, honey Don't you know that I'm lovin' you In a gadda da vida, baby Don't you know that I'll always be true

Oh, won't you come with me And take my hand Oh, won't you come with me And walk this land Please take my hand



Songwriters: Douglas Ingle In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc




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