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

Oh, my darling, Oh my darling
Oh my darling Clementine
You are lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorrow, Clementine

Light she was, and like a fairy
And her shoes were number nine
Herring boxes, without topses,
Sandals were for Clementine (Chorus)

Drove she ducklings to the water
Ev’ry morning just a nine
Hit her foot against a splinter
Feel into the foaming brine (Chorus)

Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles soft and fine
Alas, for me! I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine. (Chorus)