I Wish I Were a Real Alaskan Girl

from by Marian Call

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CD has nineteen tracks -- including three bonus songs only available on the CD or here on Bandcamp -- recorded live in London and Osnabrück. The CD is packaged in an Oasis carbon-neutral recycled digipak, including a recycled bottle plastic tray, with six panels of artwork printed with vegetable-based inks. Album art features photos by Valette Keller, Craig Richmond, Adam Levermore, and Patrick Race, plus doodles by Marian Call. Perfect for signing when you next catch Marian at a show!

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The studio version of this song appears on the album 'Something Fierce.' The very first version, recorded in a garage one night, appears in the 'Song of the Month Project.'


Oh, I wish I were a real Alaskan girl
I wish that I could hold my beer
I could wear hip waders in summer and heels at ten below
I’d have sexy wooly legs with long and flowing frozen hair
Oh to be a scowgirl in the Last Frontier
Where chicks run the Iditarod and win it
Oh, I could wrench on my own goose and I would jerk my own moose
And I’d drive a huge domestic truck and actually haul stuff in it

A little less sugar, little more spice
A whole lot of fire and even more ice
From Kotzebue to Ketchikan, from Dead Horse to Attu
Alaskan chicks can teach a city girl like me a thing or two

Oh, I wish I were a real Alaskan girl
Because I hear that they kick ass
Oh, it’s easy to see why a local woman’s in demand
The guys have to queue up for years to hold your hand
I’d find me some big burly bush pilot boy
I would hook and reel him in and fiancé him
But if he ever double-crossed me or tried to do me wrong
I wouldn’t hardly hesitate to skin, gut, and filet him

I’d shoot more than a camera at the animals and such
I’d eat Rudolph for breakfast and Bullwinkle for lunch
Alaskan girls are fearsome and fearless by design
They kill mosquitoes with a look and mess with trusting tourists’ minds

They’re ruggedly handsome in their way
They’re wild and free and meant to be that way
So from Jakalof to Juneau raise a glass to a proud and
confident and deserving Alaskan woman you know
And from Beaver to Tatitlek, here’s to ladies who understand that their
self-image should have nothing whatsoever to do with their shade of
I wish I were a real Alaskan girl, but when it comes down to it
For most of us, Los Anchorage is gonna have to do it


from Marian Call: Live in Europe, released February 4, 2013



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Marian Call loves making music for you. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs. She hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something. ... more

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