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The spell of the yukon


by Hank Snow. Buy album CD: Other Songs SHE - TRO


I wanted the gold, and I sought it,
I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
Was it famine or scurvy -- I fought it;
I hurled my youth into a grave.
I wanted the gold, and I got it --
Came out with a fortune last fall, --
Yet somehow life's not what I thought it,
And somehow the gold isn't all.

No! There's the land. (Have you seen it?)
It's the cussedest land that I know,
From the big, dizzy mountains that screen it
To the deep, deathlike valleys below.
Some say God was tired when He made it;
Some say it's a fine land to shun;
Maybe; but there's some as would trade it
For no land on earth -- and I'm one.

You come to get rich (damned good reason);
You feel like an exile at first;
You hate it like hell for a season,
And then you are worse than the worst.
It grips you like some kinds of sinning;
It twists you from foe to a friend;
It seems it's been since the beginning;
It seems it will be to the end.

I've stood in some mighty-mouthed hollow
That's plumb-full of hush to the brim;
I've watched the big, husky sun wallow
In crimson and gold, and grow dim,
Till the moon set the pearly peaks gleaming,
And the stars tumbled out, neck and crop;
And I've thought that I surely was dreaming,
With the peace o' the world piled on top.

The summer -- no sweeter was ever;
The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river,
The bighorn asleep on the hill.
The strong life that never knows harness;
The wilds where the caribou call;
The freshness, the freedom, the farness --
O God! how I'm stuck on it all.

The winter! the brightness that blinds you,
The white land locked tight as a drum,
The cold fear that follows and finds you,
The silence that bludgeons you dumb.
The snows that are older than history,
The woods where the weird shadows slant;
The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery,
I've bade 'em good-by -- but I can't.

There's a land where the mountains are nameless,
And the rivers all run God knows where;
There are lives that are erring and aimless,
And deaths that just hang by a hair;
There are hardships that nobody reckons;
There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There's a land -- oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back -- and I will.

They're making my money diminish;
I'm sick of the taste of champagne.
Thank God! when I'm skinned to a finish
I'll pike to the Yukon again.
I'll fight -- and you bet it's no sham-fight;
It's hell! -- but I've been there before;
And it's better than this by a damnsite --
So me for the Yukon once more.

There's gold, and it's haunting and haunting;
It's luring me on as of old;
Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wanting
So much as just finding the gold.
It's the great, big, broad land 'way up yonder,
It's the forests where silence has lease;
It's the beauty that thrills me with wonder,
It's the stillness that fills me with peace.



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  2. She wears my ring
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  4. Silent night
  5. Silver Rails
  6. Sittin' In An All Nite Cafe
  7. Six String Tennessee Flat Top
  8. Six-string tennessee flat top
  9. Snowbird
  10. So good to be back with you
  11. Soldier's last letter
  12. Someone mentioned your name
  13. Somewhere along life's highway
  14. Somewhere my love
  15. Sonny Boy (Feat. Chet Atkins)
  16. Springtime In The Rockies
  17. Squid jiggin' ground
  18. Sunday morning coming down
  19. Sunny side of the mountain
  20. Sweet dreams
  21. Sweet hour of prayer
  22. Sweet Lies
  23. Sweet marie
  24. Tammy (Feat. Chet Atkins)
  25. TB Blues
  26. Teardrops in my heart
  27. Texas plains
  28. That heart belongs to me
  29. That's you and me
  30. The alphabet
  31. The anniversary of my broken heart
  32. The ballad of blasphemous bill
  33. The ballad of hard luck henry
  34. The ballad of one-eyed mike
  35. The bill is falling due
  36. The blind boy's dog
  37. The broken wedding ring
  38. The Change Of The Tide
  39. The Christmas Cannonball
  40. The Cowhand's Last Ride
  41. The cremation of sam mcgee
  42. The days are long and i'm weary
  43. The Days Are Long, I'm Weary
  44. The drunkard's son
  45. The end of the world
  46. The engineer's child
  47. The face on the barroom floor
  48. The gal who invented kissin'
  49. The galveston rose
  50. The governor's hand
  51. The greatest sin
  52. The Green Leaves Of Summer (Feat. Chet Atkins)
  53. The highest bidder
  54. The hobo's last ride
  55. The law of love
  56. The lover's farewell
  57. The man who robbed the bank at santa fe
  58. The mysterious lady from st. martinique
  59. The Mysterious Lady From St. Martinque
  60. The name of the game was love
  61. The new blue velvet band
  62. The night i stole old sammy morgan's gin
  63. The one rose (that's left in my heart)
  64. The only rose
  65. The owl and i
  66. The Party Of The Second Part
  67. The party of the secong part
  68. The prisoned cowboy
  69. The prisoner's dream
  70. The prisoner's song
  71. The Rainbow's End
  72. The reindeer boogie
  73. The restless one
  74. The shooting of dan mcgrew
  75. The spell of the yukon
  76. The sun has gone down on our love
  77. The texas silver zephyr
  78. The wishing well
  79. The Wishing Well (Down In The Well)
  80. Then i turned and slowly walked away
  81. There goes my everything
  82. There Wasn't An Organ At Our Wedding
  83. There wasn't an organ at your wedding
  84. There's a little box of pine on the 7:29
  85. There's A Picture On Pinto's Bridle
  86. There's a pony that's lonely to-night
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  88. There's a star spangled banner waving...
  89. There's the chair
  90. This cold war with you
  91. Tip of my fingers
  92. Tiptoeing (Feat. Chet Atkins)
  93. To you my sweetheart aloha
  94. To You Sweetheart Aloha
  95. Today i started loving you again
  96. Trade Winds
  97. Tragic Romance
  98. Travelin' blues
  99. Travellin' blues
  100. Trouble in mind

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