Words to the Iditarod Trail Song by Hobo Jim

Hobo Jim Entertains at the Musher Banquet

The Words to the Song

Hobo Jim’s: I did, I did, I did the Iditarod Trail  (Iditarod Trail Song)

Away up in Alaska
The state that stands alone
There’s a dog race run from Anchorage into Nome
And it’s a grueling race with a lightning pace
Where chilly winds do wail.
Beneath the northern lights, across snow and ice
It’s called the Iditarod Trail.

Well, give me a team and a good lead dog and a sled that’s built so fine,
And let me race those miles to Nome, one thousand forty-nine
Then when I get back to my home
Hey I can tell my tale
I did, I did I did the Iditarod Trail.

Well the race it won’t be easy
For the masters of the trail
And some of them will make it and some of them will fail
But just to run that race takes a tough and hardy breed,
And a lot of work done by the dogs
that run across snow with whistling speed.

Repeat chorus

I just pulled out of Safety
And I’m on the trail alone
I’m doin’ fine and I’m pickin’ up time
And headin’ on in to Nome.
There’s no sled tracks in front of me
And no one’s on my tail
I did, I did, I did the Iditarod Trail!

Repeat chorus

Listen to Hobo Jim Sing The Iditarod Tail Song by clicking here.  (You will be leaving Iditarod’s website and visiting Hobo Jim’s site. )

Watch a school perform the Iditarod Trail Song at their 2018 Spring Program.