By: Elliott Smith

Original Performance: Elliott Smith
Written by: Elliott Smith

Live Versions:
  1. Clementine
Clementine [Live version (a)]:

From November 3 2003 version:

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, Clementine
Dreadful sorry, Clementine
Dreadful sorry, Clementine
The Song:

"Clementine" is a song from Elliott Smith's self-titled album.

Beck played it first at the Elliott Smith tribute concert, along with "Ballad of Big Nothing" and "Alameda." Beck's version of "Clementine" is very nice, probably my favorite of the three tunes.

Played live 2 times:
Earliest known live version: November 3, 2003
Latest known live version: November 22, 2003