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  1. Michigan Girl

From the recording Michigan Girl

<p><strong>Michigan Girl</strong> first appeared on <em>It's A Michigan Thing</em> released by the Northern Michigan Songwriters In The Round. We re-recorded it for our own CD <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/RuthandMaxBloomquist" target="_blank"><strong>Turn Back A Page</strong></a>. The chorus sometimes turns into quite the singalong when we perform it around home.</p>

Lyrics

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">MICHIGAN GIRL&copy; 1/15/06</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">by Ruth A. Bloomquist</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Well it snowed last night in my hometown</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">And all the schools have been shut down</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">And the snowplows prowl the streets all by themselves</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I remember times that happened to me</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">And how glad I was to be set free</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">&nbsp;I wish that I could feel that way right now</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">CHORUS</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Maybe it&rsquo;s something in the water</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Maybe it&rsquo;s something in the air</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Maybe the leaves in the autumn</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">That keeps me coming back here</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I&rsquo;m a Michigan Girl</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Raised in the shade of the white pine</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Walked the trails of the Porcupine</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Proud to call this home mine</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Well I heard they closed The Bridge last week</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Cause the wind was high where the water&rsquo;s deep</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">&amp; The cars backed up for miles on both sides</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">&amp; I remember when we rode Big Mac</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Afraid we&rsquo;d fall between the cracks</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I can&rsquo;t wait to take that Northern ride again&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CHORUS</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">When the autumn leaves start coming down</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Dancing red &amp; gold and oak tree brown</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">With a kiss of summer still upon the air</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I will somehow find my way back home</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">To the golden dunes and the big lake foam</span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">To the rhythm of my heartbeat and my soul&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CHORUS</span></p>