Clementine (Bradford)

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THE LATEST
POPULAR SUCCESS.

Clementine

Song AND Chorus
by

BARKER BRADFORD.


NEW YORK.
WIKKIS WOODWARD & Co.
892 & 894 BROADWAY.

Copyright MDCCCLXXXV by Willis Woodward & Co.

In the centre of a golden valley,
Dwelt a maiden all divine,
A pretty

creature a miner's daughter

And her name was Clementine,
Her noble father was the foreman
Of ev'ry valued mine,
And ev'ry miner and ranchman
Was a brother to Clementine.

CHORUS.

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
My darling Clementine,
Thou art lost for me forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

The foreman miner, an old forty niner,
In dreams and thoughts sublime,
Lived in comfort with his daughter,
His pretty child Clementine.
When far away, he would often pray
That in his sunny clime
No harm might overtake her,
His favorite nugget, Clementine.

When the day was done and the setting sun
Its rays they ceased to shine,
Homeward came the brawney miner
To caress his Clementine.
None was nearer, none was dearer,
Since the days of forty-nine
When, in youth, he had another
Who was then his Clementine.
She led her ducks down to the river,
The weather it was fine,
Stubbed her toe against a sliver,
Fell into the rageing brine.
He heard her calling calling father,
Her voice was like a chime,
But alas he was no swimmer,
So he lost his Clementine

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