Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Swimming Song chords

version 3
version 3

Whole song

2,228 views 9 this week
2 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 9
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Loudon Wainwright III - The Swimming Song

All the covers I see on YouTube of this song are transcribed to G...this song in the key of G with capo
on 2nd fret...let's just go with A, eh? This way you are able to 1) still play along with the recording and 2)
play the main hook of the song.

To play the main hook of the song, start by strumming a standard A chord (x0222x) and immediately
hammering onto the 5th fret of the B string (probably using your pinky). Then you walk back down to the
standard fingering: x0222x -> x0225x -> x0223x -> x0222x). Listen to the song to get the feel
of the melodic line throughout the hook.


Some specific chord voicings you will need:

A      F#m    F#m7    E6      D6
x0225x 244222 242222  022120  xx0432


Intro: A A E6 F#m F#m7 D6 E F#m E A

     A                            E        E6         F#m
This summer I went swimming, this summer I might have drowned
      F#m7    F#m          D6        D           E        E6     F#m
But I held my breath and I kicked my feet, and I moved my arms a-round.
  E        E6     A
I moved my arms a-round.

     A                                 E         E6       F#m
This summer I swam in the ocean, and I swam in a swimming pool
F#m7       F#m           D6        D           E       E6        F#m
Salt in my wounds, chlor-ine in my eyes, I'm a self-de-structive fool,
  E       E6        A
A self-de-structive fool.


Solo/Interlude: A A E6 F#m F#m7 D6 E F#m E A


     A                                    E         E6        F#m
This summer I did the backstroke, and you know that thats not all.
           F#m7  F#m            D6     D            E       E6      F#m
I did the breast stroke and the butter-fly, and the old Au-stralian crawl,
    E      E6       A
The old Au-stralian crawl.

     A                                     E     E6      F#m
This summer I swam in a public place and a reser-voir to boot,
       F#m7    F#m     D6     D        E        E6      F#m
At the latter I was in-formal,  at the former I wore my suit,
  E       E6       A
I wore my swimming suit.


Solo/Interlude: A A E6 F#m F#m7 D6 E F#m E A


     A                            E          E6      F#m
This summer I did swan dives, and jackknives for you all.
    F#m7      F#m         D6      D   E     E6    F#m
And once when you weren't looking,  I did a cannon-ball
  E     E6     A
I did a cannon-ball.

     A                            E        E6         F#m
This summer I went swimming, this summer I might have drowned
      F#m7    F#m          D6        D           E        E6     F#m
But I held my breath and I kicked my feet, and I moved my arms a-round.
  E        E6     A
I moved my arms a-round.

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
2 comments total.
0 reply
sbsteve11 37 Apr 16, 2017 03:24 PM

This is an awesome tab!!

But this version does NOT require a capo (it says CAPO 2 above). The other tabbed versions require a capo on the 2nd fret. This tab works perfect with the song without a capo.

0 reply
jmcmahon061 10 Jul 02, 2017 05:04 AM

real nice dere eh

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction