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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (6374 reads)
Yes, Stuart Hamblen does have a record with this title. His poem "Big Wicked Bill" is located at Great Northern Net.


Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (7133 reads)
Robert always carried a British passport. He remained a British citizen all his life.


Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (8759 reads)
You could be referring to the poem, The Ballad of Yukon Jake by Edward E. Paramore, Jr. It first appeared in Vanity Fair in 1921. It has the lines:

And strong men rust, from the gold and the lust
That sears the Northland soul,
But the wickedest born, from the pole to the Horn
Is the Hermit of Shark Tooth Shoal.

Beneath the title of this poem Paramore adds the line Begging Robert W. Service's Pardon


Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (12326 reads)
It has been reported that Service wrote over 2,000 poems. Many to friends, relatives, and for special occasions. Only about 1,200 have been published. I understand there is a large collection of his work at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.


Requested and Answered by Visitor on 14-Aug-2007 13:03 (8594 reads)
A parody on Service's poem. There is also one called "Eskimo Nell."


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