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Oh my darling Tangerine

[sung to the tune of "Oh my darling Clementine"  For the words, see below in italics]

In Virginia, on a salt creek,
He was eating ham and beans,
Lived a math minor, a 49er,
And his tomcat Tangerine.

Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling,
Oh my Darling Tangerine:

You are studly, often mudly,
Very fine is Tangerine.

Orange he was and like a tiger,
And his feet were sharp with claws.
Missing ear tops, and his belly flops,
On his prey he bites and gnaws.

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Stalks around his territory
Eating birds and fighting coons;
He eats moles and catches voles;
And considers it a boon.

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Dashing legs before my bumper,
Leaving dander in the air,
Thank god, power breaking,
So I stopped my SUV.  [AAB]

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Near a cavern, across from 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.

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

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

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

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Then the miner, forty-niner,
Soon began to peak and pine,


Thought he oughter join his daughter,
Now he's with his Clementine.

CHORUS:
In the church yard in the canyon
Where the myrtle doth entwine
There grows roses and other posies
Fertilized by Clementine.