Robert William Service
Robert William Service Poems
|282.||The Ballad Of Pious Pete||1/13/2003|
|284.||The God Of Common-Sense||1/13/2003|
|289.||The Lure Of Little Voices||1/13/2003|
|293.||O Lovely Lie||1/13/2003|
|294.||What Kisses Had John Keats?||1/13/2003|
|296.||The Legless Man||1/13/2003|
|301.||Tea On The Lawn||1/13/2003|
|310.||Only A Boche||1/13/2003|
|312.||The Ballad Of Hard-Luck Henry||1/13/2003|
|315.||The Ballad Of Hank The Finn||1/13/2003|
|319.||The Song Of The Wage-Slave||1/13/2003|
The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee
There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.
Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Though he'd often say in ...
Oh how I'd be gay and glad
If a little house I had,
Snuggled in a shady lot,
With behind a garden plot;
Simple grub, old duds to wear,
A book, a pipe, a rocking-chair . . .
You would never hear me grouse
If I had a little house.