Adam and Eve had a wonderful time / words by A. Seymour Brown music by Albert Gumble
Gumble, Albert, 1883-1946. “Adam and Eve had a wonderful time / words by A. Seymour Brown music by Albert Gumble.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 23 May 2022, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/17137. Accessed 28 May 2023.
|Title||Adam and Eve had a wonderful time / words by A. Seymour Brown music by Albert Gumble|
|Subject||Names, Personal -- Songs and music|
|Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Caption title: Cover design by Rose Starmer|
|Creator||Gumble, Albert, 1883-1946|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co.|
|Contributor||Brown, A. Seymour, 1885-1947, Lyricist.|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Back in the dark and prehistoric age|
VERSE 01: Back in the dark and prehistoric age,/ Long before ragtime tunes became the rage,/ Back in the garden of Eden, I mean,/ Adam was king and Eve was the queen./ (They tell me.)/ And ev'ry night they used to give a ball,/ Under the big jungle moon./ The animals all would prance,/ Adam and Eve would dance,/ While the birds whistled a tune.
CHORUS: Adam and Eve had a wonderful time!/ Oh, a wonderful time back there!/ The old turkey gobbler, he taught them to "Trot,"/ And the other professor, the "Grizzly Bear."/ All the birds and the bees used to sing in the trees,/ Why, old Adam and Eve used to dance as they please!/ I betche Adam and Eve had a wonderful time,/ Oh! What a wonderful, wonderful time!
VERSE 02: Leo, the lion, and the tiger, too,/ They had a "Tango" that they used to do;/ Old brother Monkey was leading the band,/ Gee, it was grand! the best in the land!/ (Some leader!)/ Then the hyena, he began to laugh,/ Went into hysterics and cried:/ The elephant did "Salome",/ One that was all her own/ Adam and Eve nearly died.
|Original Format||1 score (5 p.) 34 cm|