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April 17, 2012

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Single Version] (1968)

Formed in 1966, this group found huge success with their most well-known song, heard below. The lineup of the band was constantly changing and hasn’t contained any constant members throughout their existence. Scheduled to play at Woodstock, the group got hung up at the airport before departing and, due to unreasonable demands made by their manager, never got picked up by a requested helicopter to make it to the event.

Cited as an important forerunner to heavy metal music, and coming in at just over seventeen minutes, the original version of this song features a huge instrumental break in the middle. The title of the track came when a drunken Doug Ingle (the group’s singer, primary songwriter, and organist) slurred its original title, “In the Garden of Eden,” though this explanation has been mildly disputed.

Unfortunately, due to filesize limitations, only the single version can be heard here.

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Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Single Version] (1968)

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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

Let me tell ya

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

Alright

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