I was born in Saginaw, Michigan
I grew up in a house on Saginaw bay
My daddy was a poor hard working Saginaw fisherman
Too many nights he came home with too little pay.
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 he said I wasn't good enough to claim his daughter's hand.
That's why I'm up here in Alaska lookin' around for gold
Like a crazy fool I'm diggin' 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 comin' home please wait for me
You can tell your dad I'm coming back a richer man
I've hit the biggest strike in Klondyke history.
Her daddy met the bus in Saginaw, Michigan
He gave me a great big party and we drank champagne
Then he said son you're a wise, young, ambitious man
Don'tcha wanna sell your father-in-law your Klondyke claim.
And now he's up there in Alaska diggin' in the cold, cold ground
The greedy fool is a lookin' 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
And he's ashamed to show his face in Saginaw, Michigan...