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Darling Clementine

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My Darling Clementine (also known as "Clementine"), is a B Side track to Babyshambles' 4th Single, Albion. The track was first heard by fans when it was recorded by an early Babyshambles lineup in September 2003, for their Chicken Shack sessions. It was also often played acoustically by Doherty.

The lyric "The man with the golden arm rarely deals a joker" refers to The Man With the Golden Arm, a 1955 film starring Frank Sinatra as a heroin addict who gets clean while in prison, but struggles to stay that way in the outside world; all the while, he hopes to build a career as a drummer for a big band.


La Maroquinerie Peter DohertyParis, France2008-11-28
The Mass Peter DohertyBrixton, London2008-06-17
333, London BabyshamblesLondon, UK2005-03-01
Glasgow, Garage BabyshamblesGlasgow, Scotland2004-10-03
Up The Shambles (DVD) BabyshamblesThe Ritz Manchester, UK2004-09-23
Preston Mill BabyshamblesPreston, UK2004-07-06
Rhythm Factory BabyshamblesLondon (Whitechapel), UK2004-05-04


My darling Clementine, you know I love you
My darling Clementine, you know I do
I bless and curse the day I found you
I wonder why
I got lost in the wonderland around you
sitting through the city in a yellow old van with you
...she took my love, what kind of fool am I

But you're always welcome here
I keep love handy, I keep it near
And I take note of all of your witty reposts
And I follow with the famous quotes and
If i say I care, I really mean it

She's got the money, and she
She's moving on
She's thinking on
She's thinking on all the good advice
Because there's always good advice

The man with the golden arm rarely deals a joker
But he kept two aside, just for you
He burnt your fingers in the fire...ow

NameDarling Clementine
CreditsPeter Doherty

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