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The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Cremation of Sam McGee


by Robert Service

The Cremation of Sam McGee Resources


Johnny Cash!

The Man in Black reads the poem (darn well, too) and as a bonus, there’s a good slideshow of old-time gold mining.

A Short Film Based on the Poem

These guys pretty much reenact the whole thing, with a super-creepy ending. A fun watch.


A Reading by the Author?

We’re not absolutely sure whether this is the real deal (sounds a little like Vincent Price to us), but the reading is good – very spooky.


A Gallery with Photos of the Poet

A few shots of the man himself.

Service's Cabin

Service lived in this cabin in Dawson, Yukon in the early 1900s.


History of the Klondike Gold Rush

A nice quick over view of the time and place this poem was written about. Some good photos too. Make sure to click through the various pages to get the whole show.

A Website Dedicated to Robert Service

Worth poking around. They’ve got a lot of info about Service here.

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