CLEMENTINE

In a cavern, in a canyon,
Excavating for a mine
Lived a miner, forty-niner,
And his daughter,Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Light she was and like a fairy
And her shoes were number nine.
Herring boxes without topses
Sandals were for Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Drove her ducklings to the water
Every morning just at nine.
Hit her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Ruby lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles soft and fine.
But, alas, I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Then the miner, forty-niner,
Soon began to peak and pine.
Thought he oughta join his daughter;
Now he's with his Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

There's a churchyard on the hillside
Where the flowers grow and twine.
There grow roses, ‘mongst the posies,
Fertilized by Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

In my dreams, she still doth haunt me
Robed in garlands soaked in brine.
Though, in life, I used to hug her,
Now she's dead, I draw the line.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

Now, you scouts may learn the moral
Of this little tale of mine.
Artificial respiration
Would have saved my Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

How I missed her, how I missed her,
How I missed my Clementine
Till I kissed her little sister
And forgot my Clementine.

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling,
Oh, my darling Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever.
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.


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