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ON MY DARLING CLEMENTINE.

Words and Music by Percy Montrose

1. In a cavern, in a canyon,

/ Excavating for a

2. Light she was and like a fairy,

/ And her shoes were number

3. Drove she ducklings to the water

/ Ev'ry morning just at

4. Ruby lips above the water,

/ Blowing bubbles, soft and

5. In a corner of the churchyard,

/ Where the myrtle boughs en

6. Then the miner, forty-niner,

/ Soon began to peak and

7. In my dreams she still doth haunt me,

/ Robed in garments soaked in


mine

/ Dwelt a miner forty niner,

/ And his daughter Clementine.

nine,

/ Herring boxes, without topses,

/ Sandals were for Clementine.

nine,

/ Stubbed her toe against a splinter,

/ Fell into the foaming brine.

fine,

/ But, alas, I was no swimmer,

/ So I lost my Clementine.

twine,

/ Grow the roses and the posies,

/ Fertilized by Clementine.

pine,

/ Thought he oughter join his daughter,

/ Now he's with his Clementine.

brine;

/ How in life I used to hug her,

Now she's dead, and I draw the line.


Chorus.

Oh my darling, Oh my darling,

Oh my darling, Clementine,

You are

Cle-men-tine, Cle-men-tine, Clemen-Cle-men-time.

Cle-men-tine, Oh Cle-men-tine, Oh Clemen-Cle-men-time.

Cle-men-tine, Oh Cle-men-tine, Oh Clemen-Cle-men-time.