clementine lyrics – neil young

clementine

in a cavern, in a canyon,
excavating for a mine
dwelt a miner forty niner,
and his daughter clementine

light she was and like a fairy,
and her shoes were number nine,
herring boxes, without topses,
sandals were for clementine.

[chorus:]
clementine! clementine!
oh my darling, clementine!

drove she ducklings to the water
ev’ry morning just at nine,
hit her foot against a splinter,
fell into the foaming brine.

ruby lips above the water,
blowing bubbles, soft and fine,
but, alas, i was no swimmer,
so i lost my clementine.

[chorus]

how i missed her! how i missed her,
how i missed my clementine,
so i kissed her little sister,
i forgot my clementine.

[chorus]

/ neil young lyrics