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16 Oh My Darling Clementine
(ON MY DARLING CLEMENTINE. )
[[Author: Words and Music by Percy Montrose| Words and Music by Percy Montrose]]
 
1.

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

2.

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

3.

Drove she ducklings to the water, Ev'ry morning just at
nine, Stubbed her toe against a splinter, Fell into the foaming brine.

4.

Ruby lips above the water, Blowing bubbles, soft and
fine, But, alas, I was no swimmer, So I lost my Clementine.

5.

In a corner of the churchyard, Where the myrtle boughs en
twine, Grow the roses and the posies, Fertilized by Clementine.

6.

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

7.

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

8.

Chorus.

9.

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.