Mysterious Cities of Gold

They don’t make cartoons like the Mysterious Cities of Gold any more. I got the box set of the original series a year or so ago and we’ve recently gotten around to watching it. It’s stood the test of time surprisingly well – and the documentaries at the end are actually interesting now (where they were boring when I was watching it – aged 5).

Naturally I got right back into it all… and we now sing along with the theme song. Took a while to get them right – so I’ve posted the lyrics below so that I have them as a permanent reminder of the wonder that is the Mysterious Cities of Gold.

For my birthday my wife got me the box set of series 2 – which was released in 2013, nearly 30 years after series 1. We haven’t started watching them yet but I am curious to see if the newer series manages to capture the magic of the originals – based on the cover art, I suspect not, but I live in hope.

Children of the Sun, see your time has just begun,
Searching for your way through Adventures every day.

Every day and night with the condor in flight
With all your friends in tow we search for the Cities of Gold

CHORUS:
(Ahhhh-ah-ah-ah) Wishing for the Cities of Gold
(Ahhh-ah-ah-ah) Someday we will find the Cities of Gold!

(Doo doo doo do doo – Ahh-ah-ah – Doo doo doo do doo) Cities of Gold

Children of the Sun, someday soon you’re gonna find
That your destiny holds the secret, holds the key

CHORUS
(Doo doo doo do doo – Ahh-ah-ah – Doo doo doo do doo) Cities of Gold

(Doo doo doo do doo) Cities of Gold
(Ahhh-ah-ah-ah) Someday we will find the Cities of Gold!

And – just for my wife since she kept trying to do the voice over – here’s the intro text monologue as well 🙂

It is the 16th century. From all over Europe great ships sail west to conquer the new world, the Americas. These men eager to seek their fortune, to find new adventures in new lands. They long to cross uncharted seas and discover unknown countries. To find secret gold on a mountain trail high in the Andes. They dream of following the path of the setting sun that leads to Eldorado, and the Mysterious Cities Of Gold.

Totally unrelated but we also sing along to the Big Bang Theory theme tune:

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait…
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mystery,
That all started with the big bang (bang)!

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