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 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 said I wasn't good enough for his daughter's hand.

That's why I went up here to Alaska searchin' around for gold
Like a crazy fool I was diggin' in the frozen ground so cold
But with each new day I pray I'd 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
And you can tell your dad I'm coming back a richer man
I've hit the biggest strike in Klondyke history."

So her dad met me in Saginaw, Michigan
He gave me a great big party and we served champagne
Then he said son, "Now you're a wise young ambitious man
Now won't you sell your father-in-law your Klondyke claim?"

So now he's up there in Alaska diggin' in the cold, cold ground
Why the greedy fool is lookin' for the gold I never found
It serves him right and no one here is a missin' him
Least of all the newly weds of Saginaw, Michigan.

Least of all us newly weds of Saginaw, Michigan.
(Saginaw, Michigan...)