Goin Nowhere Fast
© 2008 Mark Witters

Heard the news, sealed my fate.
Goin' north. Just can't wait!
Good things will happen if we last.
Bound for glory, or goin nowhere fast...

Gear's all packed, all aboard!
Mighty Bristol Seattle roared.
Klondike or bust!  My lot is cast.
Winnin' big, or goin nowhere fast.

I'll mine more in a year than I can carry.
On return, my sweetheart I will marry.
Eldorado, here I come!


Fare thee well, Skagway bound,
Then, to Dawson's nugget ground.
Good, bad, chequered, past is past.
Bound for glory, goin' nowhere fast.

Klondike's taken me away.
Couldn't wait another day.
Fortunes made by all in land so vast.
Makin my name or goin' nowhere fast.

Can't wait to see looks on their faces.
All decked-out, I'll tell of far-off places,
Eldorado, here I come!

Heard the news, sealed my fate.
Goin' north. Just can't wait!
Good things will happen if we last.
Bound for glory, or goin nowhere fast...