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    "Saginaw, Michigan" Lyrics

    David Frizzell

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    I was born in Saginaw, Michigan
    And I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay
    My daddy was a poor hard working Saginaw fisherman
    Too many times he came home with too little pay

    I loved a girl in Saginaw, Michigan
    She was the daughter of a wealthy, wealthy man
    But he called me, "That son of a Saginaw fisherman"
    And not good enough to ever claim his daughter's hand

    That's why I'm up here in Alaska looking around for gold
    Like a crazy fool I'm a digging in the frozen ground, so cold
    But with each new day I pray I'll strike it rich and then
    I'll go back home and claim my love in Saginaw, Michigan

    I wrote my love in Saginaw, Michigan
    I said, "Honey, I'm a coming home, please wait for me
    And you can tell your dad that I'm coming back a richer man
    I've hit the biggest strike in Klondyke history"

    Her dad met the bus in Saginaw, Michigan
    And he gave me a great big party with champagne
    Then he said, "Son, you're wise, young ambitious man
    Why don't you sell your father-in-law your Klondyke claim?"

    Now he's up there in Alaska digging in the cold, cold ground
    That greedy fool is a looking for the gold I never found
    But it serves him right and nobody here is missing him
    Least of all the newly-weds of Saginaw, Michigan
    This song was submitted on June 23rd, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Bill Anderson, Donald Choate, Donald Wayne Choate.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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