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Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road Chords

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Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road - Loudon Wainwright III

  G                  D
Crossing the highway late last night,
   C                          G
He shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right.
   G                      D
He didn't see the station wagon car.
    C                      G
The skunk got squashed and there you are.
 
CHORUS:
             G                 D
You got your dead skunk in the middle of the road
C                 G
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
G                 D
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
           C                G
(And it's) Stinking to high heaven

       G                 D
Take a whiff on me. That ain't no rose.
C                       G
Roll up your window and hold your nose.
    G                          D
You don't have to look and you don't have to see
               C                 G
'Cause you can feel it in your olfactory.
 
(chorus)
 
          G                         D
Yeah, you got your dead cat and you got your dead dog.
     C                          G
On a moonlit night you got your dead toad frog.
             G                    D
You got your dead rabbit and your dead raccoon.
    C                              G
The blood and the guts, they gonna make you swoon.
 
(chorus)
 
C'mon, stink
 
You got it. It's dead.  It's in the middle.
Dead skunk in the middle
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
Stinking to high heaven
 
All over the road
Technicolor
 
Oh, you got pollution.
It's dead.
It's in the middle,
And it's stinkin' to high heaven.
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Divegirl wrote on November 20 2010, 05:43 pm

WHOO MY favorite song!!! And now I can play it for all of my friends! Haha just kidding but I really do like this song. it would be my theme song if I was a famous person and I had a TV show... HAHA

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lcook1227 wrote on January 22 2016, 11:09 pm, edited at 11:09 pm

You know, Divegirl, the artist who wrote, plays and sings this song, Loudon Wainwright III, has been making albums now for 45 years. He's written several hundred songs and he just kept getting better. Although this one maybe the only song he made a lot of money from, I think he regrets being known by so many people for just this song. So do yourself and your friends a favor and find some more of his work and listen. He's fantastic. Sometimes funny and often heart-wrenching, his songs are painfully honest and usually very interesting.

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