Digital Tradition Mirror

Swimming Song

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


Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

Contents: ? A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Main Page