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Dead Skunk

Loudon Wainwright III


G  D  C  G  x2


G                             D

Crossin' the highway late last night

      C                                     G

He shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right

G                                  D

He didn't see the station wagon car

       C                                  G

The skunk got squashed and there you are!



You got yer

G                         D

Dead skunk in the middle of the road

C                          G

Dead skunk in the middle of the road

                 G                         D

You got yer dead skunk in the middle of the road

C                     G

Stinkin' to high Heaven!


           G                       D

Take a whiff on me, that ain't no rose!

C                                 G

Roll up yer window and hold yer nose

      G                                      D

You don't have to look and you don't have to see

                      C                      G

'Cause you can feel it in your olfactory




              G                                   D

Yeah you got yer dead cat and you got yer dead dog

        C                                       G

On a moonlight night you got yer dead toad frog

G                                       D

Got yer dead rabbit and yer dead raccoon

       C                                              G

The blood and the guts they're gonna make you swoon!



This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.