Who Sang Forbidden Fruit? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Forbidden Fruit cover art

Some other versions of "Forbidden Fruit"
Credits
publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC , OSCAR BROWN JR. D/B/A BOOTBLACK MUSIC
writers: Oscar Brown Jr.
release date: 1961
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Soul-Jazz/Piedmont Blues
length: 3:50
producer: Cal Lampley
vocal: Nina Simone
piano: Nina Simone
guitar: Al Schackman
bass: Chris White
drums (drum set): Bobby Hamilton
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
Teaser 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 labor 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 mighty sweet forbidden fruit
It's quite a treat forbidden fruit
Go ahead and taste it you don't wanna waste it
Oh go ahead and bite it I bet you'd be delighted
You always did it now you'll gonna get it
Forbidden fruit

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rags and Old Iron
  • 2 No Good Man
  • 3 Gin House Blues
  • 4 I'll Look Around
  • 5 I Love to Love
  • 6 Work Song
  • 7 Where Can I Go Without You
  • 8 Just Say I Love Him
  • 9 Memphis in June
  • 10 Forbidden Fruit

  • Album Information
    label: Colpix
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin