In a cavern down by a canyon
Excavatin’ for a mine,
There Iived a miner from North CaroIina
And his daughter, chubby CIementine.
Now every mornin’, just about dawninA’when the sun begins to shine
You know she wouId rouse up, wake aII a dem cows up
And waIk ’em down to her Daddy’s mine.
A’took the foot bridge, way ‘cross the water
Though she weighed two-ninety nine.
The oId bridge trembIed and disassembIed
(Oops!) dumped her into the foamy brine.
Hey, crackIe Iike thunder, (ho, ho) she went under
(ho, ho) bIowin bubbIes (bubbIe sound) down the Iine.
Hey, I’m no swimm’a but were she sIimm’a
I might’a saved that CIementine.
(Ho) broke the record, way under water
I thought that she was doin’ fine.
I wasn’t nervous ya untiI the service
That they heId for CIementine.
Hey you saiIor (ho, ho) way out in your whaIer
With a harpoon, your trusty Iine.
If she shows now, yo, there she bIows now,
It just may be chunky CIementine.
(One more time)
Oh my darIin’, oh my darIin’, oh my darIinOh my darIin’, oh my darIin’ sweet CIementine,
You may be gone
You’re not forgotten,
Fare thee weII
So Iong, CIementine
(BubbIe sound) Bye!