Lefty Frizzell - "Saginaw Michigan"


Oh I was born in Saginaw Michigan
I grew up in a house in Saginaw Bay
My dad was a poor hard workin' Saginaw fisherman
To many times he came home with to little pay

I loved a girl ,in Saginaw Michigan
The daughter of a wealthy wealthy man
But he called me the son of a Saginaw fisherman
I wasn't good enough to take his daughter's hand

That's why I went up to Alaska,digging the cold cold ground
Like a fool I'm digging in this frozen ground so cold
But I know someday I'll strike it rich and go back home
Go back home to my love in Saginaw Michigan

I wrote my love in Saginaw Michigan
I said honey I'm coming home please wait for me
And you can tell your dad ,I'm coming back a rich man
I made the biggest strike in Klondike history

Her dad met me in Saginaw Michigan
He gave me a great big party with champagne
He said son you're a young wise ambitious man
Why don't you sell your father-in-law your Klondike mine

Now he's up there in Alaska
Digging the cold cold ground
The greedy man he's looking for the gold I never found
No one here is caring much or missing him
Most of all the newly weds in Saginaw Michigan