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           George Alexander and The Mellomen – El Dorado
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

George Alexander and The Mellomen 
El Dorado (1966)
(Nelson Riddle/J. Gabriel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zihn6FuFWZg

A moving western song from a great Howard Hawks movie ("El Dorado", 1966). 
This is a reading of the movie version. The song starts in the key of B 
and then goes up one half step after every verse. This makes for some 
difficult chords and a lot of barree. If you wnat to avoid that and just 
play the song easily, I added a second version which is in C throughout. 
Enjoy! 

If you like the tab, don't forget to vote. If you don't, leave a
comment so I can improve it. Thank you very much!


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VERSION 1 (original key with key changes)
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INTRO
| B | G#m | B | G#m |


VERSE
        B            G#m          C#m7          B
Through sunshine and shadow, from darkness till noon 
     B              D#m            C#m        Emaj7
Over mountains that reach from the sky to the moon 
  C#m        D#m             Emaj7     G-5
A man with a dream that will never let go 
      B/F#         E/F#    |  B  |  G#m  |
Keeps searching to find El Dorado 


CHORUS
   B            D#m          C#m        D#m
So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow 
Emaj7        D#m            C#m7 E/F# | B | G#m | C | Am |
Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Do-rado 


VERSE
    C            Am          Dm           C
The wind becomes bitter, the sky turns to grey 
    C          Em        Dm             Fmaj7 (?)
His body grows weary, he can't find his way 
          Dm         Em                Fmaj7       G#-5
But he'll never turn back, though he's lost in the snow 
    C/G       F/G     |  C  |  Am  |
For he has to find El Dorado 


CHORUS
   C            Em           Dm         Em
So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow 
Fmaj7        Em             Dm7 F/G  | C | Am | Db | Bbm |
Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Do-rado 


VERSE
   Db          Bbm             Ebm        Db
My Daddy once told me what a man ought to be 
        Db           Fm            Ebm           Gbmaj7
There's much more to life than the things we can see 
        Ebm      Fm         Gbmaj7    A-5
And the godliest mortal you ever will know 
       Db/Ab        Gb/Ab      |  Db  |  Bbm  |
Is the one with the dream of El Dorado 


CHORUS
   Db           Fm           Ebm        Fm
So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow 
Ebm          Fm             Ebm7 Gb/Ab | Db | Bbm |
Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Do-rado 


CODA (instrumental chorus
| Db | Bbm | 
   | Db | Bbm | 
El Dorado 

(repeat and fade)




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VERSION 2 (in C throughout without key changes)
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INTRO
| C | Am | C | Am |


VERSE
        C            Am           Dm            C
Through sunshine and shadow, from darkness till noon 
     C              Em             Dm         Fmaj7
Over mountains that reach from the sky to the moon 
  Dm         Em              Fmaj7     G#-5
A man with a dream that will never let go 
      C/G          F/G     |  C  |  Am  |
Keeps searching to find El Dorado 


CHORUS
   C            Em           Dm         Em
So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow 
Fmaj7        Em             Dm7 F/G  | C | Am | C | Am |
Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Do-rado 


VERSE
    C            Am          Dm           C
The wind becomes bitter, the sky turns to grey 
    C          Em        Dm             Fmaj7 (?)
His body grows weary, he can't find his way 
          Dm         Em                Fmaj7       G#-5
But he'll never turn back, though he's lost in the snow 
    C/G       F/G     |  C  |  Am  |
For he has to find El Dorado 


CHORUS
   C            Em           Dm         Em
So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow 
Fmaj7        Em             Dm7 F/G  | C | Am | C | Am |
Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Do-rado 


VERSE
   C          Am            Dm            C
My Daddy once told me what a man ought to be 
        C            Em            Dm            Fmaj7
There's much more to life than the things we can see 
        Dm       Em         Fmaj7     G#-5
And the godliest mortal you ever will know 
       C/G          F/G        |  C  |  Am  |
Is the one with the dream of El Dorado 


CHORUS
   C            Em           Dm         Em
So ride, boldly ride, to the end of the rainbow 
Fmaj7        Em             Dm7 F/G  | C | Am | C | Am |
Ride, boldly ride, till you find El Do-rado 


CODA (instrumental chorus
| C | Am | 
   | C | Am | 
El Dorado 

(repeat and fade)
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