The Ballad of Eldorado lyrics

- Candide

The Ballad of Eldorado lyrics

The Ballad of Eldorado

CANDIDE
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.

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to Eldorado, to Eldorado.

CANDIDE
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.

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in Eldorado, in Eldorado.

CANDIDE
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.

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from Eldorado, from Eldorado.

CANDIDE
"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.

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... from Eldorado, from Eldorado

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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