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Watch: Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Clementine’

Written by Kiel Egging on May 19, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have unveiled the video for Clementine – the first taste of their upcoming album Americana. It will be released on June 5 – and marks the first time the complete Crazy Horse lineup of Neil, Billy Talbot, Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro and Ralph Molina have worked together since 1996’s Broken Arrow.

According to SpinnerClementine is “based on a 1863 song titled Down by the River Liv’d a Maiden by H.S. Thompson” – and focusses on the oft-sung tale of a grieving miner.

“The Americana arrangement extends the folk process using many of the original words and a new melody”, said Young. “The song tells the story of either a bereaved lover recalling his lost sweetheart, or a father missing his lost daughter. In both cases the daughter has drowned in an accident.”

Check out the video for Clementine below:

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