Dreams Of Gold

Kevin Odekirk, Greg Stone, Russell Watson

Robert
We always swore we’d stick together
in America – remember that?

Arvid
It was a solemn promise!

Robert
Then I will tell you all about my secret plan
We’re heading West to dig for gold in California

Arvid
And you want me to come along

Robert
And when we’ve dug our fill
we’re going home again
to build a mansion where we’ll
Live like country squires!

Robert & Arvid
There’s no farmhand who’s done that before

Arvid
Still and all it’s pleasant here,
Why be in such a hurry

Robert
Think of all the poor old wretches
That we left behind us

Arvid
They slave all their life for a pittance
They’re treated like swine and
they sleep in a sty
Where they scuffle for
crumbs till the day that they die

Robert
No, we mustn’t end up as paupers

Robert & Arvid

Our future is in California and waiting
out there is a bright shining mountain of gold

Robert
It knows we are coming

Arvid
Yes, I hear it calling

Robert
The sooner, the better

Robert & Arvid
We’re on our way

Karl Oskar
The pitiless fight for survival out there
Would be fatal for you and your
whims can only lead to disasters

Robert
Don’t you see that scratching for gold
Will be heaven. For one who has
worked for the wickedest of masters

Karl Oskar
You’re too young to make it
Just eighteen, remember!

Robert
At fourteen – remember!
You knew exactly where you were heading

Karl Oskar
That was back at home, things were different in Sweden

Robert
No older than fourteen, you seem to be forgetting

Karl Oskar
As a child you went reaching for rainbows,
I see that you still do

Robert
All the rich men out in California piss into
pots made of gold

Karl Oskar

Every word a lie. And so typical of you!

Robert
They all dawdle about night and day; without shame, so I’m told!

Karl Oskar

So you think you just pick up a
spade and your fortune will be made

Robert
And when I return I’ll share it with you fairly
– The brotherly way!

Karl Oskar

Well, you mark my words
You’ll regret your escapade

Robert & Arvid

There is nothing to add
We are leaving whatever you say

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