"Swimming Song" as written by and Wainwright....
This summer I went swimming
This summer I might have drowned
But I held my breath, kicked my feet
And I moved my arms around,
Moved my arms around

This summer I did the backstroke
And you know that that's not all
I did the breaststroke, 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 cannon-ball
Did a cannon-ball.

Lyrics submitted by pieligero

"Swimming Song" as written by Loudon Wainwright

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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