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.
And that very night, as we lay packed tight in our robes beneath the snow.He turned to me, and "Cap," says he, "I'll cash in this trip, I guess;And if I do, I'm asking that you won't refuse my last request."
The only thing I ask of you, is that you cremate my last remains
Cap used a boat's boiler he found while traveling. He started it up and put the body in, but when he opened the boiler door to check his body, Cap found Sam sitting with a smile on his face , Cap told him "Please close that door. Its fine in here, but I greatly fear that you'll let in let in the cold and storm-- Since I left plum-tree, down in Tennessee, its the first time I've been warm.I
He crouched on the sleigh, and he raved all day of his home in Tennessee;And before nightfall a corpse was all that was left of Sam McGee.
In the days to come, though my lips were dumb, in my heart how I cursed that load.In the long, long night, by the lone firelight, while the huskies, round in a ring,Howled out their woes to the homeless snows.