Clementine

Clementine


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

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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

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

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Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles soft and fine
Alas for me I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine

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In a churchyard near the canyon
Where the myrtle doth entwine
There grow roses and other posies
Fertilized by Clementine

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

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

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How I missed her how I missed her
How I missed my Clementine
Until I kissed her little sister
And forgot my Clementine

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Now ye scouts all heed the warning
To this tragic tale of mine
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
Would have saved my Clementine


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