From the recording Klondike: March of the Gold Miners
Imagine yourself in a Dawson home in 1898. You have just finished a pleasant dinner and retire to the sitting room. This music may have part of the entertainment. Several archives in Canada and Northern United States have copies of this 1897 piano solo. Composer, Theodore Metz, contributed this and another song to the gold rush. The summer of 1899, Alaska Natives sang his, "Hot Time in the Old Town," to soldiers on the Copper River and to miners on the Kobuk River.