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Burl Ives

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 - April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse o… more »

In a cavern down by a canyon 
Excavatin' for a mine, 
There lived a miner from North Carolina 
And his daughter, chubby Clementine. 

Now every mornin', just about dawnin' 
A'when the sun begins to shine 
You know she would rouse up, wake all a dem 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 
(Oops!) dumped her into the foamy brine. 

Hey, crackle like thunder, (ho, ho) she went under 
(ho, ho) blowin bubbles (bubble sound) down the line. 
Hey, I'm no swimm'a but were she slimm'a 
I might'a saved that Clementine. 

(Ho) broke the record, way under water 
I thought that she was doin' fine. 
I wasn't nervous ya until the service 
That they held for Clementine. 

Hey you sailor (ho, ho) way out in your whaler 
With a harpoon, your trusty line. 
If she shows now, yo, there she blows now, 
It just may be chunky Clementine. 

(One more time) 
Oh my darlin', oh my darlin', oh my darlin' 
Oh my darlin' , oh my darlin' sweet Clementine, 
You may be gone 
You're not forgotten, 
Fare thee well 
So long, Clementine 
(Bubble sound) Bye!


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