Saginaw, Michigan (song)

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"Saginaw, Michigan"
Saginaw, Michigan - Lefty Frizzell.jpeg
Single by Lefty Frizzell
from the album Saginaw, Michigan
B-side "When It Rains the Blues"
Released November 26, 1963
Format 7"
Recorded October 16, 1963
Genre Country
Length 3:05
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bill Anderson and Don Wayne
Producer(s) Don Law and Frank Jones
Lefty Frizzell singles chronology
"Don't Let Her See Me Cry"
"Saginaw, Michigan"
"The Nestor"

"Saginaw, Michigan" is a 1964 song performed by Lefty Frizzell. The single was Lefty Frizzell's sixth and final number one on the U.S. country chart.[1] "Saginaw, Michigan" spent a total of twenty-three weeks on the country chart and peaked at number eighty-five on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] The song earned Lefty Frizzell a Grammy nomination.

The most notable cover of the song was done by Bobby Bare. It was included on his 1966 LP, The Streets of Baltimore.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1964) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 85


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 129. 
  2. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  3. ^
Preceded by
"Begging to You"
by Marty Robbins
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 7-March 28, 1964
Succeeded by
"Understand Your Man"
by Johnny Cash