The Swimming Song by Loudon Wainwright III F This summer I went swimming Gsus2 Am THis summer I might have drowned F But I held my breath and I kicked my feet Gsus2 Am And I moved my arms around. G7 F I moved my arms around. This summer I swam in the ocean Swam in the swimming pool Salt in my wounds, chlorine in my eyes, I'm a self-destructive fool, Self-destructive fool.
This summer I did the backstroke, And you know that thats not all. I did the breast stroke and the butterfly, And the old Australian crawl, The old Australian crawl. This summer I swam in a public place and a reservoir to boot, At the latter I was informal, At the former I wore my suit, I wore my swimming suit. This summer I did swan dives and Jack knives for you all. And once when you weren't looking I did a cannonball I did a cannonball. 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. This is a great song with alot of banjo. Sounds good to strum it at a good pace on and off here and there. I'll have a guitar friendly tab comming soon for the banjo between the verses.