"Oh My Darling, Clementine" is an American folk song that's widely believed to have been written by Percy Montrose in 1884.

The tune may be based on an earlier song from 1863 called "Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden" by H. S. Thompson. Although Gerald Brenan, in his book "South from Granada," claims the melody was originally an old Spanish ballad.

The tune is known throughout the world. In particular, there are many versions in the US and throughout Asia. Here are some versions we've collected….

Oh My Darling, Clementine

According to Wikipedia, this song was made popular by Mexican miners during the California Gold Rush.

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