When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Orange Blossom Special cover art
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I mushed from Port Barrol through a blizzard of snow
Been out prospecting for two years or so
Pulled into Fairbanks, the city was a boon
So I took a little stroll to the Red Dog Saloon

When I walked in the door, the music was clear
Prettiest voice I had heard in two years
The song she kept singing would make a man's blood run cold
When it's springtime in Alaska, it's forty below

It was red headed Luie that was singing so sweet
I reached down and took the snow packs off of my feet
I reached for the gal that was singing the tune
We did the Eskimo hop all around the saloon

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Orange Blossom Special
  • 2 The Long Black Veil
  • 3 It Ain’t Me, Babe
  • 4 The Wall
  • 5 Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
  • 6 You Wild Colorado
  • 7 Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind
  • 8 When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below)
  • 9 All of God’s Children Ain’t Free
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Wildwood Flower
  • 12 Amen

  • credits

    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Tillman Franks
    album: Track 8 in album Orange Blossom Special
    release date: 1965
    popularity : 92 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Country Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 2:41

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin