Who Sang Saginaw, Michigan? Bobby Bare

Release information
Release Date: 1966-9
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock
length: 3:08
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Lyrics
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.
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.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Early Morning Rain
  • 2 Houston
  • 3 Saginaw, Michigan
  • 4 Take Me Home to Mama
  • 5 Memphis, Tennessee
  • 6 The Streets of Baltimore
  • 7 That's How I Wanted It to Be
  • 8 Vincennes
  • 9 Cold and Lonely City
  • 10 Changin' My Mind
  • 11 There Ain't No Fun in This Town
  • 12 Green, Green Grass of Home

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin