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I mushed from Port Barren through a blizzard of snow
Been out prospecting for two years or so
Pulled into Fairbanks the city was a boon
So I took a little stroll to the Red Dog Saloon
As I walked in the door the music was clear
The prettiest 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
Where the caribou crawl and the grizzly bear hug we did our dance on a Kodiak rug
The song she kept singing made a man's blood run cold
When it's springtime in Alaska it's forty below
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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
(When it's springtime in Alaska he'll be six feet below)



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    I think the lyrics should read:

    I mushed from point barren through a blizzard 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 red dog saloon
    As i walked in the door, the music was clear
    The prettiest voice i had heard in two years
    The song she was singing made a man's blood run cold
    When it's springtime in alaska, it's forty below
    It was red-headed lil who was singing so sweet
    I reached down and took the snow packs off my feet
    I reached for the gal who was singing the tune
    We did the eskimo hop all around the saloon
    With the caribou crawl and the grizzly bear hug
    We did our dance on a kodiak rug
    The song she kept singing 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

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