Johnny Cash - Saginaw, Michigan lyrics

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Johnny Cash - Saginaw, Michigan lyrics

I was born in Saginaw, Michigan And I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay My daddy was a poor hard working Saginaw fisherman Too many times he came home with too little pay I loved a girl in Saginaw, Michigan She was the daughter of a wealthy, wealthy man But he called me, "That son of a Saginaw fisherman" And not good enough to ever claim his daughter's hand That's why I'm up here in Alaska looking around for gold Like a crazy fool I'm a digging 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 a coming home, please wait for me And you can tell your dad that I'm coming back a richer man I've hit the biggest strike in Klondike history" Her dad met the bus in Saginaw, Michigan And he gave me a great big party with champagne Then he said, "Son, you're wise, young ambitious man Why don't you sell your father-in-law your Klondike claim?" Now he's up there in Alaska digging in the cold, cold ground That greedy fool is a looking for the gold I never found But it serves him right and nobody here is missing him Least of all the newly-weds of Saginaw, Michigan