All those people who have pieces
Of you spread out 'cross the plains
Left your heart in Oklahoma
Left it lying out in the rain

Left your arms in too many places
With your eyes as big as fun
Calling cards and other traces
But you only leave your heart once

Can I get it get it back?
Can I give it once again?
Said this cowboy to his shadow
Which was made of wind and of rain

When I touch you I feel distance
Never know if yours or mine
Have I left it has it left me
Oh my darling Clementine

The blistering heat and the hay down your shirt
The barbed wire fences where the greenhorns get hurt

At a campfire in Colorado
Or a beach on some dark sea
A smoke-filled room in El Dorado
Singing nearer my god damn to thee

Damp leather and faster horses
And a south wind bringing rain
Too many miles for changing courses
Pushing on the point of pain

Left your arms in too many places
With your eyes as big as guns
Calling cards and other traces
But you only leave your heart once


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