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

Ch. 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 fairy
And her shoes were number nine
Herring boxes without topses
Sandals were for Clementine

3. Drove she ducklings to the water
Every morning just at mine
Struck her foot against a splinter
Fell into a foaming brine

4. Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles mighty fine
But alas! I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine

5. How I missed her how I missed her
How I missed my Clementine
But I kissed her little sister
And forgot my Clementine