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Forbidden Fruit
1960 Oscar Brown jr
From the Brown's first album Sin and Soul ... and Then Some released in 1960.

Recording sessions
1961: New York
Eve and Adam had a garden
Everything was great
Till one day a boy says
Pardon Miss my name is snake
See that apple over yonder
If you'll take a bite
You and Adam both are bound
To have some fun tonight

Go on and eat forbidden fruit
It's mighty sweet forbidden fruit
It's quite a treat forbidden fruit
Go ahead and taste it
You don't wanna waste it

The Lord had said in the beginning
Everything is free
Except that apple that leads to sinning
So let that apple be
But Eve got tempted
So she tried it and as all chicks do
Teased her man till he decided
He'd just try some too

Go on and eat forbidden fruit
It's mighty sweet forbidden fruit
It's quite a treat forbidden fruit
Go ahead and bite it
I bet you'd be delighted

I hate to tell you all what followed
The Lord was most upset
Saw them making love and hollered
What have you to add
And when they made a full confession
The Lord said hm I see
I guess I'll have to teach you a lesson
About not minding me

Go on and eat forbidden fruit
It's mighty sweet forbidden fruit
It's quite a treat forbidden fruit
You're all indebted
Now you gonna get it

The Lord made Eve Adam's madam
Have his kids and all
Placed some labour laws on Adam
And he made the snake to fall
Ever since the days of Eden
Folks been sinful my
Nowadays they're even
Eating apples in their pie

Go on and eat forbidden fruit
It's quite a treat forbidden fruit
It's mighty sweet forbidden fruit
Go ahead and taste it you don't wanna waste it
Oh go on and bite it I bet you'd be delighted
You always did it now you'll gonna get it
Forbidden fruit

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)