El Dorado

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

One of the new songs on Jim Lauderdale's album, "Patchwork River", with lyrics by Robert Hunter.

Jack of all trades, I mastered them all but one
Like it says on my calling card, thy will be done
I was a sailor once, you better believe it so
I sailed six of the seven seas looking for El Dorado
Now it can be told
I'm still searching for the city of solid gold

Jack of all trades, been looking both high and low
I search closer to home these days, you never know
I was a sailor once, until I ran out of sea
Now I'm down on my knees, looking for El Dorado
Just like days of old
The rays of the setting sun, city of gold

If you don't believe me, why should I believe in you?
To set sail an eternity, let love be true
All that I'm saying, you can check your dream at the door
Don't run off and forget it chasing one or more
El Dorado, where winter's never cold
No frosty winds to blow, city of gold

Are you searching for El Dorado, the seven cities of gold?
Are you beyond all that? I ask it might be told
You only look like me, so how can I be sure?
I can't trust my memories, it might be yours

They chased me down, be a devil or two to pay
I'm a jack of all trades, out of my way
I was a sailor once, you better believe it so
I sailed six of the seven seas looking for El Dorado
Now it can be told
I'm still searching for the city of solid gold

El Dorado, just like days of old
The rays of the setting sun, city of solid gold
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2010 Patchwork River Jim Laudersale