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Johnny Cash

John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other … more »

(Oh my darling Clementine) 
She knew that Cody was the man she wanted but she had waited nearly all her life 
Just one more trip to town to tell the boys goodbye 
Then he'd be back to take her for his wife (don't you worry) Clementine 
Cody saddled up and left his darling then rode to town to celebrate his plan 
He told 'em this would be his last carousing 

I'm gonna settle down boys if I can (with my darling) Clementine 
Someone said it must have been past midnight when Cody had to face a jealous man 
Another story goes that no one really knows 
But it seems there was a dancehall girl called Nan (don't you tell) Clementine 
We do know that the shot or two was heard from some back room 
Then there was a silence in the place 

Just one more trip to town but all his chips were down 
They found Cody lying on his face (softly calling) Clementine 
So buddies make a monument to lay down at his head 
Sure you hate to leave your pal behind 

Mother help your daughter put her wedding dress away 
Cause Cody won't be riding back this time (to his darling) Clementine


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