Saturday, August 27, 2011

Really Awesome Folk Song Lyrics

Yup, I know this is kinda like one of the Goth Challanges, but I felt like doing this. Most people will find this boring but I want to do this post - If you don't like it, don't read it :)

Oh My Darling Clementine


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 
Thou art lost and gone forever 
Dreadful sorry Clementine 


Fair she was, and like a fairy,
And her shoes where number nine
Herring boxes without topses
Sandles were for Clementine

Oh my darling, oh my darling...


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

Oh my darling, oh my darling...


Ruby lips above the water
Robed in garments soaked with brine
But alas I was no swimmer
So I lost my Clementine

Oh my darling, oh my darling...


In a graveyard, near the canyon
Where the myrtle doth entwine
Grow roses and other posies
Fertilized by Clementine

Oh my darling, oh my darling...

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

Oh my darling, oh my darling...


In my dreams she still doth haunt me
Robed in garments soaked with brine
Tho in life I would embrace her
Now she's dead I draw the line

Oh my darling, oh my darling...


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...


All ye boy scouts, heed a warning
From this tragic tale of mine
Artificial respiration
Would have saved my Clementine

Oh my darling, oh my darling...

  Oh my darling Clementine is an old American folk song 











4 comments:

Teresa said...

I knew most of this song. Well, like the first 2/3. Frankly, it always annoyed me. But that's because it is IMPOSSIBLE to sing it without a strong southern accent, and since I live in MI and do not have one, its fake, and fake accents really annoy me.

AislingChild said...

I guess if you know it with a strong southern accent it must be kinda annoying to sing. However, I've always sung it really slowly with an English accent so...

Teresa said...

This is the tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efVt4B6W4UI&feature=related

But its still a southern song, so I have learned it in an annoying fake accent. (Thanks, mom.)

Roxie said...

lol I can sing this whole thing. I love this song, for no particular reason. :D