"i mushed frompoint barrow through 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 sea-loon.
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 redhead lil who was singin' so sweet.
i reached down and took the snow packs off my feet.
i reached for the gal who was singin' the tune.
we did the eskeemo hop all around the sea-loon.
with a caribou crawl and a 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.
(when it's springtime in alaska he'll be six feet below.)