Ballads of a Cheechako
This rare antiquarian book contains a collection of poems written by the esteemed poet Robert William Service. A delightful collection of poetic ... Show synopsis This rare antiquarian book contains a collection of poems written by the esteemed poet Robert William Service. A delightful collection of poetic tales of northern gold rush living that offers incredible insights into the lives and outlooks of the men and women of the region, these poems will appeal to any lovers of poetry and constitute a veritable must-read for fans of Service s work. Poems comprising this compendium include: To The Man of the High North; Men of the High North; The Ballad of the Northern Lights; The Ballad of the Black Fox Skin; The Ballad of Pious Pete; The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill; The Ballad of One-Eyed Mike; and many others. Robert William Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer, best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee." This rare book was originally published in 1909 and is proudly republished here with a new prefatory biography of the author.