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.
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. [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/saginaw-michigan-lefty-frizzell-lyrics-classic-country.html ] 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.