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North To Alaska 2:47
(Franks, Horton)
Johnny Horton
Pop Chart # 4 Sept. 19, 1960
Columbia Records #41782
Album: 'Johnny Horton 16 Biggest Hits'
Columbia Legacy Records CK 69971



Intro:
Way up north (north to Alaska)
Way up north (north to Alaska)

North to Alaska
You go north, the rush is on
North to Alaska
I go North, the rush is on

Big Sam left Seattle in the year of ninety-two
With George Pratt, his partner and brother, Billy, too
They crossed the Yukon River
And found the Bonanza Gold
Below that old white mountain
Just a little south-east of Nome

Sam crossed the majestic mountains (mush)
To the valleys far below (mush)
He talked to his team of huskies (mush)
As he mushed on through the snow (mush)
With the northern lights a-runnin' wild (mush)
In the land of the midnight sun (mush)
Yes, Sam McCord was a mighty man (mush)
In the year of nineteen-one (mush)

Where the river is windin'
Big nuggets they're findin'
North to Alaska
They go North, the rush is on

A-way up north (north to Alaska)
Way up north (north to Alaska)
North to Alaska
They go north, the rush is on
North to Alaska
They go north the rush is on

George turned to Sam
Wth his gold in his hand
Said, 'Sam you're a-lookin' at a lonely, lonely man
'I'd trade all the gold that's buried in this land
For one small band of gold to place
On sweet little Ginnie's hand

'Cause a man needs a woman
To love him all the time
'Remember, Sam, a true love is so hard to find
I'd build for my Ginnie, a honeymoon home
Below that old white mountain
Just a little south-east of Nome'

Where the river is windin'
Big nuggets they're findin'
North to Alaska
They go north, the rush is on
North to Alaska
They go North, the rush is on

Way up north (north to Alaska)
Way up north (north to Alaska)
FADES-
Way up north (north to Alaska)
Way up north (north to Alaska)
Way up north.

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    Mary BacskaiJan 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm
    Alaska is Pure, it's love, it's the Land of the Midnight Sun In 1968 I filled my Heart with the love of the Alaskan Natives. We sang, & danced Johnny Nortons, "North to Alaska," great tune. Alaska's natural land gives meaning to the phrase," man, how time flies!" The Northern Lights have me in a daze to this date of 2014. I left my Heart in Anchorage, Alaska.
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    UnregisteredDec 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    Mac phillips wrote this song. Not "mike" phillips. I knew him personally. Please correct this, as he should be given the proper credit. Thanks!
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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    I agree, mac phillips wrote this song not "mike" again please change the name. Mac is deceased now but he was a very nice man. He wrote songs for alot of our country stars. Mac was a very talented man. Please make this right.
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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 8:54 am
    Used to watch this when i was a kid, dreamed that i would go there myself. Who knew - now im here!!!
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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    When i was a kid my dad would always play the 8 track in the truck especially when we would go camping.

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