(Percy Montrose, 1884)

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

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling, Clementine,
You are lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

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

3. Drove she ducklings to the water,
Every morning just at nine,
Hit her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine. Refrain

4. Ruby lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles soft and fine,
Alas for me! I was no swimmer,
So I lost my Clementine. Refrain

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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