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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
/ Dwelt a miner forty niner,
/ And his daughter Clementine.
/ Herring boxes, without topses,
/ Sandals were for Clementine.
/ Stubbed her toe against a splinter,
/ Fell into the foaming brine.
/ But, alas, I was no swimmer,
/ So I lost my Clementine.
/ Grow the roses and the posies,
/ Fertilized by Clementine.
/ Thought he oughter join his daughter,
/ Now he's with his Clementine.
/ How in life I used to hug her,
Now she's dead, and I draw the line.
Oh my darling, Oh my darling,
Oh my darling, Clementine,
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.