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The Swimming Song - McGarrigle (WORD)
The Swimming Song - McGarrigle (PDF)
The Swimming Song - Loudon Wainwright III (WORD)
The Swimming Song - Loudon Wainwright III (PDF)
YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE McGARRIGLE SONG SHEET IN GCEA TUNING.
For the jam, we'll do the version as recorded by Kate & Anna McGarrigle.
Much to their disappointment, the singer offered what he considered an even better, yet animal-free, song called "The Swimming Song" for his new album, Attempted Mustache. Although it didn't prove to be a bigger hit than "Dead Skunk," the nostalgic song still remains one of Wainwright's favorites. Fans agree, even if their interpretations can go a little off-base (is it about alcoholism, drug addiction, falling in love, sex? Is it about growing old or dying young?). According to Wainwright, it's just a simple song about - you guessed it - swimming.