"Clementine (Elliott Smith cover)" as written by and Steven P. Smith....
They're waking you up to close the bar
The street's wet, you can tell by the sound of the cars
The bartender's singing "Clementine"
While he's turning around the open sign
Dreadful sorry, Clementine
Though you're still her man
It seems a long time gone
Maybe the whole thing's wrong
What if she thinks so but just didn't say so?
You drank yourself into slow-mo
Made an angel in the snow
Anything to pass the time
And keep that song out of your mind
Oh my darling
Oh my darling
Oh my darling Clementine
Dreadful sorry, Clementine

Lyrics submitted by m_D_t

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    General CommentI think there's some confusion here. These lyrics are to a song written by Colin Meloy. They do cover Elliott Smith's song 'Clementine' for a tribute album, but they are two different songs. Both amazingly beautiful, but separate. I hope this helps.
    SteveKotaon May 26, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song can be found on the To Elliott From Portland compilation tribute album.
    Mellow_Harsheron March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRIP, Elliott.
    girlybaton November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey did a good job with this song, I think. Doesn't transcend the original, obviously, but Elliott set the bar pretty high, so it's not a big surprise.

    They stayed true to the original, yet added their own spin to it.

    Way to go.
    artsluton April 15, 2007   Link

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