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Oh, My Darling Clementine

Children's Song Lyrics and Sound Clip

Vocal      Piano Solo


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

Oh, my darling, oh, my darling
Oh, my darling Clementine
You are lost and gone forever
Dear sweet darling, Clementine

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


Drove her ducklings to the water
Every morning just at nine
Hit her foot against a boulder
Fell into the foaming brine


Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles soft and fine
But, because I was not a swimmer
I lost my Clementine


Then the miner, forty-niner
Soon began his own decline
Thought he oughta join his daughter
Now he's with his Clementine


There's a churchyard on the hillside
Where the flowers grow and vine
There grow roses, and the posies
Fertilized by Clementine


Now you children, learn the moral
Of this little tale of mine
CPR, performed in time
Would have saved my Clementine


How I miss her, how I miss her
How I miss my Clementine
CPR and swimming lessons
Would have saved my Valentine.


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Sheet music with guitar chords and piano solo arranged by Bernie Cossentino for SongsForTeachers™


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