Baby Lullaby Lyrics – Clementine

Baby Lullaby Lyrics - Clementine

‘Oh, My Darling, Clementine’ is a popular American folk song. It’s a beautiful song that you can sing to her when you put her to bed. There are some amazing facts about this lullaby, which you should know. But before we tell you those facts, read on the lyrics of this song and sing it your munchkin!

‘Clementine’ – Lyrics

In a cavern, in a canyon
Excavating for a mine
Lived 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 sorry, Clementine

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

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

Drove she ducklings to the water
Every morning just at nine
Hit her foot against a splinter
Fell into the foaming brine

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

Ruby lips above the water
Blowing bubbles soft and fine
But alas, I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine

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

Then the miner, forty-niner
Soon began to peak and pine
Thought he oughta join his daughter
Now he’s with his Clementine

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

In a churchyard on a hillside
Where the flowers grow and twine
There grow roses, amongst the posies
Fertilized by Clementine

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

In my dreams, she still doth haunt me
Robed in garlands soaked in brine
Though in life I used to hug her
Now she’s dead, I draw the line

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

Now you scouts may learn the moral
Of this little tale of mine
Artificial respiration
Would have saved my Clementine

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

How I missed her, how I missed her
How I missed my Clementine
Till I kissed her little sister
And forgot my Clementine

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

The famous American folk song ‘Oh, my darling Clementine’ lyrics are rooted in western folk ballads, which were composed by H.S Thompson in 1863. However, it was Percy Montrose who wrote the song in 1884. But some people believe that this song was actually written by Barker Bradford. The version of the song that many of us may associate with is from the Hanna-Barbera cartoons. In the cartoon series, Huckleberry Hound would roam around singing the song in an absurd off-tune. The famous ‘Oh, My Darling Clementine’ song was also included in the Best 100 western songs of all times by the western writers of America.

There are no conclusive facts that state when the song was recorded for the first time, however, the version recorded by Bind Crosby in the year 1941 was the one that gained popularity. Sing this song to your baby and watch him drift off to sleep in no time!

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