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Song of the Yukon Rose

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Powder River (1989).

There's a place on the Yukon river, called the Caribou Saloon
Where the miners go to spend their gold and listen to the sad, sweet tune
Feast their eyes upon the beauty of the lovely Yukon Rose
They can look but they better not touch her, she belongs to Pierre LeBoux

They say he found down in Seattle, won her at a young and tender age
Now she sings up here, while the men drink beer like a bird in a guilded cage
And one time a man from Tulsa challenged Pierre for her Rose's hand
Now he lies below the bitter snow in this wild and savage land

Some nights when the Northern Lights are shinin'
And the cold north wind is howlin' across the snow
Is it just the wind that you hear sighin'
Could it be the song of the Yukon Rose?

Then one night a bigfoot just happened to be passin' by
And there in the dark his heart his lonely heart was touched by Rose's lullaby
So he walked into the barroom and every one turned to stare
But he looked to them just like a bearded man, in a coat of grizzly hair

Bigfoot saw the Yukon Rose and their eyes meet through the gloom
And she was hypnotized by his gentle eyes, and was drawn across the room
Now they say that love has no boundaries, and I reckon that it's right
'Cause beauty and the savage beast, fell in love that night

Some nights when the Northern Lights are shinin'
And the cold North winds are howlin' 'cross the snow
Is it just the wind that you hear sighin'
Could it be the song of the Yukon Rose?

Now Pierre was in the back room, dealin' cards when the music stopped
He laid his hand down and looked around, and said nobody touch that pot
He walked out to the barroom and the trouble began
And his blood ran cold when he saw the Rose, in the arms of the tall strange man

Pierre walked up and he grabbed her, and shoved her t'wards the stage
And the gentle look in the strangers eyes, turned wild and red with rage
And then with just one mighty blow, Pierre lay on the sawdust floor
The tall strange man, took the ladies hand, and walked out through the door

No one dared to follow, and where he took her no one knows
But we all jumped back when we saw the tracks of bigfoot in the snow
Some say she probably died that winter, she must have I s'pose
But just last night under the Northern Lights I heard the song of the Yukon Rose

Some nights when the Northern Lights are shinin'
And the cold north wind is howlin' across the snow
Is it just the wind that you hear sighin'
Could it be the song of the Yukon Rose?

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