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Gold!

Gold! lyrics

Gold!

[[Wilson]]
Addie, look what it says in this newspaper...

[[Prospector]]
Yee-haw!

[[Wilson]]
Gold!

[[Addison]]
Gold?

[[Prospector]]
Bet your little titty, boys!

[[Wilson]]
Gold!

[[Mama]]
Gold!

[[Prospector]]
Nuggets this thick!

[[Wilson]]
Gold!

[[Prospector]]
Gold! Go to Dawson City, boys!
It isn't very pretty,
But it's get rich quick!

[[Wilson]]
They found gold in the Yukon!

[[Addison]]
The Yukon? Where's the Yukon?

[[Mama]]
Who cares?!

[[Wilson]]
It's in Alaska--

[[Prospector]]
Found me a mother lode,
Warn't no trick!
Wanna find another lode?
Dig in any mountain,
Pan in any crick!
Grab yourself a bucket
And a shovel and a pick
And with a little bit of luck it
Means you get rich quick!

[[Wilson]]
Let's go--

[[Addison]]
Where? To Alaska?

[[Mama]]
Haven't you been listening?
Gold!
Sitting there and glistening!
Gold just
Lying around!

[[Wilson]]
Gold dust
Glittering and littering the goddamn ground!

[[Addison]]
In Alaska? Way up in Alaska?

[[Mama]]
Oh, go on, Addie,
The two of you together--!
What fun!

[[Addison]]
But what about you, Mama? You need us here at home.

[[Mama]]
Home's gone. The bank just took it.

[[Wilson]]
You and me against the world, Addie,
You an me against the world!
You and me together,
Weathering the weather,
Fording the crevasses--

[[Addison]]
Freezing off our asses--

[[Wilson]]
We'll never make our fortune
Just by sitting on the porch 'n'
Looking wistful,
When there are nuggets by the fistful...

[[Mama]]
Nuggets by the fistful--!
Time to leave the nest.

[[Wilson and Mama]]
Time to venture forth--
Can't go further west,
Might as well go north,
Where there's all that--

[[Addison]]
Cold.

[[Wilson and Mama]]
Gold!

[[Mama]]
Remember what your Papa did:
Be bold!

[[Wilson]]
Exactly!

[[Addison]]
I don't know...

[[Mama]]
"Grab the opportunity!"

[[Addison]]
How would we even get there?

[[Mama]]
That's what Papa said.

[[Addison]]
The whole thing might be over by the time--

[[Mama]]
"Grab the opportunity
And take the road ahead!"

[[Addison]]
I don't think he meant any oppor--

[[Mama]]
Never be content with what you are
But think of what you can become!

[[Wilson]]
Listen to Mama. She knows best.
Not to grab the chance,
Wouldn't that be dumb?

[[Mama]]
Papa said to grab,
And the world's your plum!

[[Addison]]
Did he? Well I suppose so, in a way...

[[Denizens]]
Gold!

[[Wilson]]
Okay, if you won't go--

[[Denizens]]
Gold!

[[Wilson]]
Then how about you?

[[Denizens]]
Gold! Gold!

[[Mama]]
If only I could!

[[Addison]]
Hey!

[[Wilson]]
Joke! I can't go without you. We're a team!

[[Denizens]]
Gold!

[[Addison]]
A team. We would be, wouldn't we?

[[Wilson]]
You bet we would!

[[Denizens]]
Gold! Gold!

[[Addison]]
And you really think we'll strike it rich?

[[Wilson]]
It won't be easy, but, brother, I see us coming through
that door--

[[Denizens]]
Gold!

[[Wilson]]
--our knapsacks filled with nuggets--

[[Denizens]]
Gold!

[[Wilson]]
--our purses stuffed with dust, our pockets bulging--

[[Mama]]
Stop, I'm going to faint!

[[Addison]]
Okay, we'll do it. Me and you.

[[Wilson]]
A century's beginning--
Gold will make it tick!
A century of enterprise
For you and me to lick!
That's what Papa meant. You're
Gonna miss the big adventure--
It's the dawning of the century
Of get rich quick!

[[Addison]]
A century's beginning,
Gold will make it tick!

[[Wilson]]
You and me against
The world, Addie!

[[Addison]]
A century of enterprise
For you and me
To lick!

[[Addison]]
That's what Papa
Meant, you're
Right, we're off on an
Adventure.
Just a shovel and a
Tent, you're
Right, we're ending our
Indenture
As we're
Entering the
Century
Of

[[Wilson]]
You and me
Against
The world!

You and me
Together,
Weathering
The weather
As we're
Entering the
Century
Of

[[Mama]]
Time to
Leave the nest,
Time to
Venture forth,
Can't go
Further west,
Might as well go
North!

[[All]]
Get rich quick!

[[Mama]]
'Bye boys!


Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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