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The Ballad of Eldorado Lyrics - Candide

The Ballad of Eldorado Lyrics

Up a seashell mountain,
Across a primrose sea,
To a jungle fountain
High up in a tree;

Then down a primrose mountain
Across a seashell sea
To a land of happy people
Just and kind and bold and free.

to Eldorado, to Eldorado.

They bathe each dawn in a golden lake,
Emeralds hang upon the vine.
All is there for all to take,
Food and god and books and wine.

They have no words for fear and greed,
For lies and war revenge and rage.
They sing and dance and think and read.
They live in peace and die of age.

in Eldorado, in Eldorado.

They gave me home, they called me friend,
They taught me how to live in grace,
Seasons passed without an end
In that sweet and blessed place.

But I grew sad and could not stay;
Without my love my heart grew cold
So they sadly sent me on my way
With gracious gifts of gems and gold.

from Eldorado, from Eldorado.

"Good-bye," they said, "We pray you
May safely cross the sea "
"Go," they said, "And may you
Find your bride to be:

'Then past the jungle fountain,
Along a silver shore
I've come by sea and mountain
To be with my love once more.

... from Eldorado, from Eldorado

Last Update: June, 10th 2013

Candide Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Overture Lyrics
  3. Westphalia Chorale Lyrics
  4. Life Is Happiness Indeed Lyrics
  5. The Best Of All Possible Worlds Lyrics
  6. Universal Good Lyrics
  7. Oh, Happy We Lyrics
  8. It Must Be So Lyrics
  9. Westphalia/Battle Music Lyrics
  10. Candide's Lament Lyrics
  11. Dear Boy Lyrics
  12. Auto Da Fe (What A Day) Lyrics
  13. Candide Begins His Travels - It Must Be Me Lyrics
  14. Paris Waltz Lyrics
  15. Glitter And Be Gay Lyrics
  16. You Were Dead, You Know Lyrics
  17. I'm Easily Assimilated Lyrics
  18. Finale Act 1 (Quartet) Lyrics
  19. Act 2
  20. Universal Good (Reprise) Lyrics
  21. My Love Lyrics
  22. We Are Women Lyrics
  23. The piligrim's procession/Alleluia Lyrics
  24. Quiet Lyrics
  25. Introduction to Eldorado Lyrics
  26. The Ballad of Eldorado Lyrics
  27. Words, Words, Words Lyrics
  28. Bon Voyage Lyrics
  29. The Kings' Barcarolle Lyrics
  30. Money, Money, Money Lyrics
  31. What's The Use? Lyrics
  32. Venice Gavotte Lyrics
  33. Nothing More Than This Lyrics
  34. Universal Good (Life is Neither) Lyrics
  35. Finale: Make Our Garden Grow Lyrics

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