Robert William Service

225px-Robert_W._Service  Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer who has often been called “the Bard of the Yukon”.
Service is best known for his poems “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee”, from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses). “These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day.”

Songs of a Sourdough (Toronto: William Briggs, 1907)
[U.S. as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses (New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1907)].
Ballads of a Cheechako (Toronto: William Briggs, 1909)
Rhymes of a Rolling Stone (Toronto: William Briggs, 1912)
Rhymes of a Red Cross Man (Toronto: William Briggs, 1916)
Ballads of a Bohemian (Toronto: G.J. McLeod, 1921)
Twenty Bath-Tub Ballads (London: Francis, Day and Hunter, 1939)
Bar-Room Ballads (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1940)[20]
Songs of a Sun-Lover. A Book of Light Verse (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1949.)
Rhymes of a Roughneck. A Book of Verse (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1950).
Lyrics of a Lowbrow. A Book of Verse (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1951.).
Rhymes of a Rebel. A Book of Verse (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1952).
Songs for my Supper (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1953).
Carols of an Old Codger (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1955).
Rhymes for My Rags (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1956).

The Collected Verse of Robert W. Service (London : E. Benn, 1930, 43, 48, 51, 53, 60, 73)
The Complete Poems of Robert W. Service (New York : Dodd Mead, 1933)
Rhyme and Romance: a Robert Service anthology (London : E. Benn, 1949)
Later Collected Verse (New York : Dodd Mead, 1954, 55, 65)
More Collected Verse (New York : Dodd Mead, 1955)
Songs of the High North (London : E. Benn, 1958)
The Song of the Campfire, illustrated by Richard Galaburr (New York : Dodd Mead, 1912, 39, 78)
The Shooting of Dan McGrew and Other Favorite Poems, jacket drawing by Eric Watts ( Dodd Mead, 1980)
Servicewise and Otherwise: a selection of extracts in prose and verse from the works of Robert W. Service, which may serve as an introduction to the virile writings of that celebrated author ; collected and arranged by Arthur H. Stewart

The Trail of Ninety-Eight, A Northland Romance (Toronto: William Briggs, 1909)
The Pretender. A story of the Latin quarter (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1914).
The Poisoned Paradise: A Romance of Monte Carlo (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1922)
The Roughneck, A Tale of Tahiti (New York: Barse and Hopkins, 1923)
The Master of the Microbe: A Fantastic Romance (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1926)
The House of Fear, A Novel (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1927)

Why Not Grow Young? or Living for Longevity (London: Ernest Benn, 1928)
Ploughman of the Moon, An Adventure Into Memory (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1945) – autobiography
Harper of Heaven. A Record of Radiant Living (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1948) – autobiography

Twenty Bath-Tub Ballads (London : Francis, Day and Hunter,1939)
Tripe and Trotters (words and music, 1939)
The Amorous (Square words and music, 1939)
If you can’t be Good be Careful (words and music, 1939)
My old Shool Tie (words and music, 1939)
Facility words (words by Robert Service & Music by Leslie T. Cochran, G. Ricordi & C° Ltd London)


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