1 In a cavern, by a canyon,
Excavating for a mine,
Dwelt a miner, forty-niner,
And his daughter, Clementine.
O my darling, O my darling,
O my darling Clementine,
Thou art lost and gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.
2 Light she was and like a fairy,
And her shoes were number nine,
Herring boxes without topses,
Sandals were for Clementine. [Chorus]
3 Drove she ducklings to the water
Ev'ry morning just at nine,
Struck her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine. [Chorus]
4 Rosy lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles mighty fine,
But, alas! I was no swimmer,
So I lost my Clementine. [Chorus]
5 How I missed her! how I missed her!
How I missed my Clementine!
But I kissed her little sister,
And forgot my Clementine. [Chorus]Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #205