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AnneMC Karen Kane - Klondike prostitute song (6) Karen Kane - Klondike prostitute song 18 Jan 12

Found this interesting song on Youtube, sung by a fine young singer/songwriter called Rachel Harrington

About an Alaskan prostitute in the time of the Klondike gold rush.
Several gaps/errors where I need help with the lyrics!

Karen Kane (written and sung by Rachel Harrington)

Swing of a pick, an axe and a hole
Caste my lot wither you can’t go
Pockets full of greed and lust
Angels in the devil’s dust

Across Chilkoot Pass with an old pack mule
Miners and men call me a fool
A woman like you shouldn’t break no sweat
A woman like me just running to forget

        Karen Kane... come back again
        the ......... is gold
        oh that child taken on so young
        The life I live is so unsung

So I got me a job with old Dutch Gage
Keep the deck stacked full of....
Keeping every last dime on a two dollar dance
Or fifteen cents on whiskey romance

Strut your stuff when you flash that loot
and your mukluk shoes and your macanaw suit
pockets deep on a Klondike claim
About enough to make a hard earned ....

That midnight sun in Dolsum town
Was all I want for a wedding gown
To give my best to Napolean Jack
To tell him I ain’t never coming back

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