The cremation of Sam Mcgee
Updated: 1/29/2021
The cremation of Sam Mcgee

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  • 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.