"Gold Fever" is the last song in the 1969 musical Paint Your Wagon
. Composed by André Previn and written by Alan Jay Lerner, it is performed by Clint Eastwood as Pardner in a house of ill-repute.
By this time, with the Gold Rush as good as over, and having been evicted from the cabin he shared with his mistress and her husband, he is disillusioned with his way of life if not life itself, and is thinking of moving on.
"Gold Fever" does not appear in the original 1951 Broadway production.
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