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Posted By: Charlie Baum
07-May-07 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Pair in a Paradise (Lotus Dickey)
Subject: Lyr Add: PAIR IN A PARADISE (Lotus Dickey)
PAIR IN A PARADISE
(Lotus Dickey)

Heaven and Earth by the Lord were created,
Sun and the moon and the stars so elated,
Two in a garden, a beautifully mated
Pair in a Paradise, bare there were they.


[CHORUS]
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,
Pair in a Paradise, bare there were they.

Fruit-bearing trees in that garden were planted,
Nothing was lacking, no nothing was scanted;
Perfect for two, a completely enchanted
Pair in a paradise, bare there were they.

Of all the fruit growing there they'd partaken
Saving for one that the Lord had forbade them
Lest they be a-dying, that man and maiden,
Pair in a paradise, bare there were they.

[CHORUS]

Then in the garden there spoke an advisor:
"Why doth thou listen to all of these lies for?
Eat," said the serpent, "to be but the wiser."
Pair in a paradise, bare there were they.

Satan the serpent was oh so deceiving.
Eve though his cunning was led to believing;
Ate, as did Adam, soon to be a-grieving,
Pair in a paradise, bare there were they.

[CHORUS]

Hiding in shame at a growing awareness
There of their nakedness, there of their bareness,
Clothed by the Lord, then, a sadly embarrassed
Pair in a paradise, bare there were they.

Satan in Eden then had his beginning,
Sought with the lie o'er the Lord to be winning,
Death brought instead to the world through a sinning
Pair in a paradise, bare there were they.

[FINAL CHORUS]
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden,
Pair in a Paradise, bare there were they.
Pair in a Paradise, bare there were they.




Transcribed from The Lotus Dickey Songbook, edited by Nancy C. McEntire, Grey Larsen, and Janne Henshaw, with an introduction by Dillon Bustin; Lotus Dickey Music; Published in association with Indiana University Press © 1995.

From the head note on p. 130:
[Song] 57. Pair in a Paradise

"It may have been called 'Adam and Eve' on 'The Garden of Eden'" says Lotus. "I call it 'Pair in a Paradise.' I sing it to sort of a backbeat." • Composed in 1983, this song can also be found on Lotus Dickey's cassette Got Someone I'm Wild About.


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