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GUEST,OhmPossum Clementine's shoe size? (62* d) RE: Clemantine's shoe size? 01 Nov 20

My father sung this in boy scouts which would have been in the 1940s. He talked about this and said the words are "Light she WASN'T like a fairy and her shoes were number nine herring boxes without topses sandals were for Clementine." Was all saying she was a very large girl. There were NO shoes in her size so she had to use number 9 herring boxes as sandals. The thing that has probably changed is how fish are packed. It isn't a shoe size it is a box size for an individual fish. Fish were packed in San Francisco and shipped to the mines.

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