I was Aborn Ein Saginaw, AMichigan I grewD up in a Ahouse on ESaginaw bay My dadA was a poor, hard working Saginaw Dfisherman too many Atimes he cameE home with too little Apay I loved the girl in Saginaw, Michigan The daughter of a wealthy, wealthy man But he called me "That son of a Saginaw fisherman" And I could end up to claim his daughter's hand.Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
ChorusNow I'm Dup here in Alaska looking around for gAold like a cErazy fool I'm diggin in these frozen gArounds a cold But withD each new day I pray I'll strike it riAch and then I'll go Eback home and claim my love in SaginawA, Michigan I wrote my love in Saginaw, Michigan I said,"Honey, I'm comin' home please wait for me And you can tell your dad I'm comin' back a richer man I've hit the biggest strike in Klondike history." Her dad met me in Saginaw, Michigan He threw me a great big party with champagne And he said,"Son, you wise, young, ambitious man, Will you sell your father all your Klondike claim?"
ChorusNow he's up there in Alaska diggin' in the cold, cold ground The greedy fool is lookin' for the gold I never found It serves him right and no one here is missin' him At least not the newlyweds of Saginaw, Michigan. We're the hEappiest man and wife in Saginaw, AMichigan He's ashameEd to show his face in Saginaw, MiAchigan