Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old - This knight so bold - And o'er his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength Failed him, at length, He met a pilgrim shadow - "Shadow," said he, "Where can it be - This land of Eldorado?" "Over the Mountains Of the Moon, Down the Valley of the shadow, Ride, boldly ride," The shade replied, "If you seek for Eldorado!"
American Poets' Suite
by Alton Rinker
. Eldorado  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eldorado" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)Set by by Alton Rinker , published 1968
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