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Wondered how long it would take someone to ask or come back with a line!


Look up "Cremation of Sam McGee". I love that old one.


Here where you been Earendil?

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I've seen queer sights like the Northern Lights

But the strangest I ever did see

Was the night on the marge of Lake LeBarge

When I cremated Sam McGee.


Robert W. Service.


I did that from memory.


In 8th Grade American Literature class we had to recite a poem in front of the class. "Sam McGee" was the poem I chose. Yes, the class was suitably freaked out! That was the point of choosing it.


I still occasionally use the phrase, "Oh! How I loathed that thing!"


BTW: Has anybody seen the lady who's known as Lou?

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Yes, he's a lot of good poems. But Sam McGee is GREAT! I don't think another one of his touches that one!


AND. I've been told that from the day he wrote it he absolutely hated it til the day he died. Don't know if it is true. But kind of suspicious that it might be.

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Oh, come on. You gotta' love Dangerous Dan McGrew.


In a buckskin shirt that was glazed with dirt

he sat, and I saw him sway,

Then he clutched the keys with his talon hands.

My God! But that man could play.


Interesting how both those poems have the same, exact meter.

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For those newer members here. The Den's roots come from two different sites. E was the original member of one of them, and though I am not quite sure he may be the most "Original Member" here. I think the site he was on might have been just slightly older than the original Den


Wow, that was a couple of years back not eh E?



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