Swimming Song (Louden Wainwright III) 1. This summer I went swimming, This summer I might have drowned But I held my breath and I kicked my feet And I moved my arms around, I moved my arms around. 2. This summer I swam in the ocean, And I swam in a swimming pool, Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes, I'm a self-destructive fool, a self-destructive fool. 3. This summer I swam in a public place And a resevoir, to boot, At the latter I was informal, At the former I wore my suit, I wore my swimming suit. 4. This summer I did the backstroke And you know that's not all I did the breast stroke and the butterfly And the old Australian crawl, the old Australian crawl. 5. This summer I did swan dives And jackknifes for you all And once when you weren't looking I did a cannonball, I did a cannonball. (repeat first verse) copyright Louden Wainwright III JB
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