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AnneMC Karen Kane - Klondike prostitute song (6) RE: Karen Kane - Klondike prostitute song 24 Jan 12


Thanks so much, Sandra! I had so many bad mistakes!

Here is the correct version that Sandra found:

Karen Kane

Written by: Rachel Harrington

A shovel, a pick, an axe and a hoe
Cast my lot with the Yukon gold
Pockets full of greed and lust
Angels in the devil's dust

Cross Quilkoot 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 bed you left unmade is cold
Oh, that child, taken so young
A life unlived, a song unsung

Got me a job at old Dutch Kate's
Keep a deck stacked full of aces and eights
I keep every last dime on a two dollar dance
And fifteen cents on whiskey romance

Strut your stuff when you flash that loot
In your Mukluk shoes and your Makinaw suit
Pockets deep on a Klondike King
About enough to make a harlot sing

Karen Kane come back again
The bed you left unmade is cold
Oh, that child, taken so young
A life unlived, a song unsung

That midnight sun in Dawson town
Is all I want for a wedding gown
So give my best to Napoleon Jack
But tell him I ain't never coming back


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