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The Shooting of Dan McGrew

The Shooting of Dan McGrew

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The Shooting of Dan McGrew
A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; A The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; B Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, C And watching his luck was his light-o'-love, the lady that's known as Lou. C When out of the night, which was fifty below, and into the din and glare, D There stumbled a miner fresh from the creeks, dog-dirty, and loaded for bear. D He looked like a man with a foot in the grave a
The Shooting of Dan McGrew
A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; A The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; B Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, C And watching his luck was his light-o'-love, the lady that's known as Lou. C When out of the night, which was fifty below, and into the din and glare, D There stumbled a miner fresh from the creeks, dog-dirty, and loaded for bear. D He looked like a man with a foot in the grave a

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The Shooting of Dan McGrew
A bunch of the boys werewhoopingit up in the Malamute saloon; A The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-timetune; B Back of the bar, in asolo game,satDangerousDan McGrew, C And watching his luck was hislight-o'-love, thelady that's known asLou. C When out of the night, which was fifty below, and into thedin and glare, DThere stumbled a miner fresh from the creeks,
dog-dirty, and loaded for bear 
. DHe looked like a man with a foot in the grave and scarcely the strength of a louse, E Yet he tilted apoke of dust on the bar, and he called for drinks for the house. EThere was none could pl acethe stranger's face ,though we searched ourselves for a clue; F But wedrankhis health, and the last todrinkwasDangerousDan McGrew. C There's men that somehow just
 grip your eyes 
, andhold themhard like a spell; G And such was he, and helooked to me like a man who had lived in hell;G With a face mosthair, and the
dreary  stare 
 of a dog whose day is done, H As he watered thegreen stuff in hisglass, and the drops fellonebyone. H Then I got to figgering whohe was, andwondering whathe'ddo, C And Iturned my head--andthere watching him was thelady that's known asLou. C His eyes wentrubbering round the room,and he seemed in a kind of daze, I Till at last that old piano fell in theway of hiswandering gaze. I The
rag-time kid 
was having a drink; there was no one else on the stool, JSo thestrangerstumbles across the room, andflops down there like a fool.J In a
buckskin sh irt  
that was glazed with dirthesat, and Isaw himsway, K Then he clutched the keys withhis talon hands--my God! but that man could play. KWere you ever out in theGreat Alone, when the
moon was awful clear 
, LAnd the
icy mountains 
hemmed you in with a silence you most could hear; LWith only thehowlof a timber wolf, and you camped there in the cold, MA helf-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold; M
While high overhead, green, yellow, and red, the North Lights swept in bars 
?-- NThen you've a hunch what themusicmeant...hunger and might and the stars.N And hunger not of the belly kind, that'sbanished withbacon andbeans, O But thegnawing hunger of lonely men for a homeand all that it means; OFor afiresidefar from the cares that are, four walls and a roof above; P But oh! socramful ofcosy joy, and crowded with a woman's love-- P A woman dearer than all the world, andtrueas Heaven istrue-- Q (God! how
 ghastly 
she looks through herrouge,--the lady that's known as Lou.) QThen on a sudden the music changed, so soft that you scarce could hear; R But you felt thatyour life had been looted cleanof all that it once held dear; RThatsomeone hadstolen the woman youloved;that her love was a devil's lie;S That yourguts weregone, and thebest for you was to crawl away and die.S

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