please help,campfire songs
Fri, 16 Sep 1994 08:28:18 -0700
Christopher Soghoian writes...
"could someone please send me the words to a campfire song/poem I heard at camp,
"It was about a man who kept his best friend's last wish: to be cremated.
Well, Christopher, you already know it by now, but it is a Poem that you are
requesting, by the name of "The Cremation of Sam McGee". The Author
is Robert Service. Your local library may have a copy of his collected
works. I know of two books of RS poetry... First is the Alaskan collection,
Which is what you are looking for, then there is the WWI collection. That
one is darker and not as popular as the other.
If you can't find it, let me know, and I'll type it in for you.
It starts and ends like this:
There are strange things done, in the midnight sun
Where the strong men toil for gold!
The arctic trails have their secret tails
That would make your blood run cold!
The Northern Lights have seen Queer sights,
but the queerest they ever did see
was the night on the marge of the Lake Lebarge
Where I creamated Sam Mcgee!
That is from memory!
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