205. Clementine

1 In a cavern, by a canyon,
Excavating for a mine,
Dwelt a miner, forty-niner,
And his daughter, Clementine.

Chorus:
O my darling, O my darling,
O my darling Clementine,
Thou art lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

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

3 Drove she ducklings to the water
Ev'ry morning just at nine,
Struck her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine. [Chorus]

4 Rosy lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles mighty fine,
But, alas! I was no swimmer,
So I lost my Clementine. [Chorus]

5 How I missed her! how I missed her!
How I missed my Clementine!
But I kissed her little sister,
And forgot my Clementine. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: In a cavern, by a canyon
Title: Clementine
Refrain First Line: O my darling, O my darling
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Tune Information
Name: [In a cavern, by a canyon]
Incipit: 11153 33113 55432
Key: G Major



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