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Saginaw, MI



 



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Notes:
* 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.

Written by Bill Anderson & Don Wayne.
Recorded by Lefty Frizzell in 1963, his sixth and final number one on the U.S. country chart.
Lefty Frizzell video
Lefty Frizzell disk
Later covered by Johnny Cash, George Jones and others.

FBI has ranked Saginaw as the number one most violent city in America from 2003 onwards.

T-shirts are on sale there displaying "I left Saganasty!"

Town/District : Latitude: 43.4195, Longitude: -83.9508


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID   Tree 
1 Fordney, Bregetta R  15 Mar 1876Saginaw, MI I3657 Tatham 

Marriage

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   Family    Marriage    Family ID   Tree 
1 Tatham / Fordney  16 Feb 1896Saginaw, MI F1052 Tatham