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The Swimming Song
Loudon Wainwright III Lyrics


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 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
I'm a self-destructive fool

This summer I did the backstroke
And you know that that's 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, yeah

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

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

Yeah hee!

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group
Written by: Loudon Wainwright III

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Helene McIntosh

Ooh be still my 82 year old heart! <3

Amy Fried

A boy played this song and "School Days" for me approximately 38 years ago. I loved, and still love, those songs, and shortly after fell in love with the boy who played them for me.

Nelson Cloud

sweet

Ousmane Konneh

It was good song for swimming pool and l like to swimming

Ousmane Konneh

i like to song swimming

Neil Austin

Me too Amy.
34 years ago.
This track/album, and a handful of others, recall my first truly great love.
She was my yoga teacher. We slept on her floor, between the speakers.
I was 21, Kamala was 36, the mother of 4 gorgeous little sugar canes.
Like her namesake in the classic Herman Hesse novel "Siddhartha", Kamala revealed to me the divinity within carnal love.
❤️

s i

what happened to you and that boy?

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much games

Found this song from Charles Keatings life story. God bless that man may he rest in peace.

Brian Sutton

Aleksandr Ugarov he died in iraq... not sure what charles keating your referring to

Aleksandr Ugarov

He seems to be well and alive:)

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