clementine lyrics – neil young


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.

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.


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


/ neil young lyrics