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Finale

This song is by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and appears on the movie soundtrack Paint Your Wagon (1969).

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Where am I goin'?
I don't know!
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain!
All that I know is I am on my way!
Gold fever!
Gold fever!

Where am I goin'?
I don't know!
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain!
All that I know is I am on my way!
Gold Fever!
Gold fever!

Got a dream boy?
Got a song?
Paint your wagon
And come along, and get
Gold fever!
No romp 'n rollin' girl can tell us stop
And cure the gold fever!
Nothin' can help ya but the yeller stuff!

What can stop that itchin'
Ain't around the kitchen!
Gold, gold
Gold, gold
Gold!
They call the wind Maria
Away out here they got a name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Tess, the fire's Jo
And they call the wind Maria

I was born under a wand'rin' star
I was born under a wand'rin' star
Wheels are made for rollin', mules are made to pack
I never seen a sight that didn't look better lookin' back
I was born, I was born a million miles away

Send back the world
There's too much night for me
The sky is much too high
To shelter me when darkness falls
Four cabin walls
Would be just right for me
A million miles away behind the door

Where am I goin'?
I don't know!
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain!
Gold fever!
Gold fever!
All that I know is I am on my way!

You wanna see sin of the wickedest kind?
Here it is!
You wanna see virtue left behind?
Here it is!
Sodom was vice and visa-versa
You wanna say where the vice is worser?
Here it is!
I mean, here it is!

You wanna live life in the rottenest way?
Here it is!
Women and whiskey, night and day?
Here it is!
You wanna embrace the golden calf?
Ankle, and thigh, and upper half?
Here it is!
I mean, here it is!

Where am I goin'?
I don't know!
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain!
All that I know is I am on my way!
Gold fever!
Nothin' can help ya but the yeller stuff!
What can stop that itchin'
Ain't around the kitchen!
Gold, gold, hooked am I
Susannah, go ahead and cry!

A million miles away behind the door!

Music by:

Frederick Loewe

Lyrics by:

Alan Jay Lerner

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