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Springtime in Alaska

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Springtime in Alaska

Springtime in Alaska
(Tillman Franks & Johnny Horton)

I mushed from Point Barrow thru a bizzard of snow
Been out prospectin' for two years or so
Pulled into Fairbanks the city was a boom
So I took a little stroll to the Reddog Saloon.

As I walked in the door the music was clear
The purtiest voice I had heard in two years
The song she was singin' made a man's blood run cold
When It's Springtime In Alaska, it's forty below.

(When It's Springtime In Alaska, it's forty below.)

It was Red-headed Lil who was singin' so sweet
I reached down and took the snowpacks off my feet
I reached for the gal who was singin' the tune
We did the Eskimo Hop all around the saloon.

With a Caribou Crawl and the Grizzly Bear Hug
We did our dance on a Kodiak rug
The song she kept singin' made a man's blood run cold
When It's Springtime In Alaska, it's forty below.

I was as innocent as I could be
I didn't know Lil was big Ed's wife to be
He took out his knife and he gave it a throw
When It's Springtime In Alaska, I'll be six feet below.

TAG: (When It's Springtime In Alaska, he'll be six feet below.)
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Recorded by Johnny Horton
Apr98
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