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Lyrics by: Bill Anderson, Don Wayne
# Debut Chart
1 Jan '64 Country
85 Jan '64 Hot 100


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

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I loved a girl in Saginaw, Michigan. The daughter of a wealthy, wealthy man. But he called me: `That son of a Saginaw fisherman.` And not good enough to claim his daughter`s hand. Now I`m up here in Alaska looking around for gold. Like a crazy fool I`m a digging in this 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, I`m coming back a richer man `I`ve hit the biggest strike in Klondyke history.` Her dad met me in Saginaw, Michigan. He gave me a great big party with champagne. Then he said: `Son, you`re wise, young ambitious man. `Will you sell your father-in-law your Klondyke claim?` Now he`s up there in Alaska digging in the cold, cold ground. The greedy fool is a looking for the gold I never found. It serves him right and no-one here is missing him. Least of all the newly-weds of Saginaw, Michigan. We`re the happiest man and wife in Saginaw, Michigan. He`s ashamed to show his face in Saginaw, Michigan.


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