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Saginaw Michigan lyrics and chords

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Saginaw Michigan lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a Lefty Frizzell song. It's a great country classic that you can easily learn using these lyrics with chords, it's easy.

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Saginaw Michigan
recorded by Lefty Frizzell
written by Bill Anderson and Don Wayne
 

G               D7      G               
I was born   in Saginaw Michigan 
       C       G                D7
I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay
             G                         C
My dad was a poor hard working Saginaw fisherman
         G                  D7              G
Too many times he came home with too little pay
 
                 D7      G
I love a girl in Saginaw Michigan
    C             G               D7
The daughter of a wealthy wealthy man
              G                        C
But he called me that son of a Saginaw fisherman
         G         D7                  G
Not good enough to claim his daughters hand

        C                  G
Now I'm up here in Alaska  looking around for gold
D7                                    G
Like a crazy fool I'm digging in this frozen ground so cold
         C                                  G
But with each new day I pray I'll strike it rich and then
             D7                                G
I'll go back home and claim my love in Saginaw Michigan
 
                   D7      G
I wrote my love in Saginaw Michigan
       C                G                    D7
I said Honey I'm coming home please wait for me
                  G                     C
You can tell your dad I'm coming back a richer man           
          G                 D7       G
I hit the biggest strike in Klondike history
 
                   D7      G
Her dad met me  in Saginaw Michigan           
   C                   G              D7
He gave me a great big party with champagne                       
             G                          C
Then he said Son  you're a wise young ambitious man             
         G                     D7                G
Will you sell you're father in law your Klondike claim
                                         
         C                   G
Now he's up there in Alaska  digging in the cold cold ground       
    D7                             G
The greedy fool is lookin' for the gold I never found     
   C                                   G
It serves him right and no one here is missing him
         D7                            G
Least of all the newly weds of Saginaw Michigan
             D7                      G
The happiest man and wife in Saginaw Michigan

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If you were around in the late 1940's and 50's, you'd be very familiar with Lefty Frizzell, he was extremely popular. This is one of his big hits, it has rather simple chords with a nice melody making it easy to learn. Print Saginaw Michigan lyrics and chords, enjoy country music.

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