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Clementine (In a cavern)

Traditional

 G
In a cavern, in a canyon,
 D7
Excavating for a mine,
 CG
Dwelt a miner, forty-niner,
 D7G
And his daughter Clementine.

 G
Oh my darling, oh my darling,
 D7
Oh my darling Clementine
 CG
Thou art lost and gone forever,
 D7G
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.

 G
Light she was, and like a fairy,
 D7
And her shoes were number nine,
 CG
Herring boxes without topses,
 D7G
Sandals were for Clementine.

Chorus

 G
Walking lightly as a fairy,
 D7
Though her shoes were number nine,
 CG
Sometimes tripping, lightly skipping,
 D7G
Lovely girl, my Clementine

Chorus

 G
Drove she ducklings to the water
 D7
Ev'ry morning just at nine,
 CG
Hit her foot against a splinter,
 D7G
Fell into the foaming brine.

Chorus

 G
Ruby lips above the water,
 D7
Blowing bubbles soft and fine,
 CG
But alas, I was no swimmer,
 D7G
Neither was my Clementine.

Chorus

 G
In a churchyard near the canyon,
 D7
Where the myrtle doth entwine,
 CG
There grow rosies and some posies,
 D7G
Fertilized by Clementine.

Chorus

 G
Then, the miner, forty-niner,
 D7
Soon began to fret and pine,
 CG
Thought he oughter join his daughter,
 D7G
So he's now with Clementine.

Chorus

 G
I'm so lonely, lost without her,
 D7
Wish I'd had a fishing line,
 CG
Which I might have cast about her,
 D7G
Might have saved my Clementine.

Chorus

 G
In my dreams she still doth haunt me,
 D7
Robed in garments soaked with brine,
 CG
Then she rises from the waters,
 D7G
And I kiss my Clementine.

Chorus

 G
Listen fellers, heed the warning
 D7
Of this tragic tale of mine,
 CG
Artificial respiration
 D7G
Could have saved my Clementine.

Chorus

 G
How I missed her, how I missed her,
 D7
How I missed my Clementine,
 CG
'Til I kissed her little sister,
 D7G
And forgot my Clementine.

Chorus

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