Oh My Darling Clementine

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Performed by Robert Hunter in 1997. No relation to the Lesh/Hunter song Clementine played by the Grateful Dead.

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

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

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

Drove she ducklings to the water
Every morning just at nine
Tripped her foot upon a splinter
Fell into the foaming brine

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