Saginaw Michigan Lefty Frizzell
1)[C]I was born [G7] in Saginaw, Mi[C]chigan
I grew [F]up in a h[C]ouse on Saginaw [G7]bay
My dad was a [C]poor, hard working Saginaw fi[F]sherman
too many t[C]imes he came home [G7]with too little [C]pay
2) I loved the girl in Saginaw, Michigan
The daughter of a wealthy, wealthy man
But he called me "That son of a Saginaw fisherman"
Not good enough to claim his daughter's hand.
Now I'm [F]up here in Alaska loo[C]king around for gold
like a cr[G7]azy fool I'm diggin in this frozen [C]ground so cold (C7)
But with [F]each new day I pray I'll strike it [C]rich and then
I'll go back [G7]home and claim my love in Saginaw, [C]Michigan
3) I wrote my love in Saginaw, Michigan
I said,"Honey, I'm a 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."
4) Her dad met me in Saginaw, Michigan
He gave me a great big party with champagne
And he said,"Son, you wise, young, ambitious man,
Won't you sell your father-in-law your Klondike claim?"
Bridge2) Now he's up there in Alaska diggin' in the cold, cold ground
That greedy fool is diggin' for the gold I never found
It serves him right and no one here is missin' him
Least of all the newlyweds of Saginaw, Michigan.
We're the happiest [G7]man and wife in Saginaw, [C]Michigan
He's ashamed to show his face in Saginaw, Michigan