The Spell of the Yukon

The Spell of the Yukon


Dawson City, Canada (CA)
The first verse of Robert W. Service's poem "The Spell of the Yukon". It was published in his 1907 book "Songs of a Sourdough" (aka "The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses").

I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.

Was it famine or scurvy-I fought it;
I hurled my youth into a grave.

I wanted the gold, and I got it-
Came out with a fortune last fall-
Yet somehow life's not what I thought it,
And somehow the gold isn't all.
The first verse of Robert W. Service's poem "The Spell of the Yukon". It was published in his 1907 book "Songs of a Sourdough" (aka "The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses").

I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.

Was it famine or scurvy-I fought it;
I hurled my youth into a grave.

I wanted the gold, and I got it-
Came out with a fortune last fall-
Yet somehow life's not what I thought it,
And somehow the gold isn't all.
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By: milwhcky

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