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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.
    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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