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Lyrics by: Woody Harris
# Debut Chart
21 Mar '60 Hot 100


In a cavern down by a canyon Excavating for a mine There lived a miner From North Carolina And his daughter Chubby Clementine

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Now every morning Yeah, just about dawning A when the sun began to shine You know she would rouse up Wake all of them cows up And walk em down To her Daddy's mine A took the foot bridge Way cross the water Though she weighed two-ninety nine The old bridge trembled And disassembled, whoops Dumped her into the foamy brine Hey, crackle like thunder You know she went under Blowing bubbles down the line Hey, I'm no swimmer But were she slimmer I mighta saved that Clementine Broke the record way under water I thought that she was doing fine I wasn't nervous until the service That they held for Clementine Hey, you sailor Way out in your whaler With your harpoon Your trusty line If she shows now Yo, there she blows now It just may be chunky Clementine One more time Oh, my darling, oh, my darling Oh, my darling, oh, my darling Oh, my darling sweet Clementine You may be gone But you're not forgotten, Fare thee well So long, Clementine


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