Learning to Swim (The Bassett Hound Song)

Lyrics adapted by Rich Palmer, BMI. Music by Tom Petty. Sale of this song or compensation for its use is prohibited. Distribution of these lyrics must include this disclaimer. See CC License for detail.

Well I started out on a wooden dock

Started out without a bone

They put me down against my will

My feet got wet, so did my tail.

I’m learning to swim, but I ain’t got fins

Turnin’ ‘round is the hardest thing

Well the good old ground may not return

The rocks might sink; my eyes might burn

I’m learning to swim, but I ain’t got fins

Turnin’ ‘round is the hardest thing

Some say water can make you drown

Get your fur wet; become a sad hound

So I started out, for God knows where

Went under the dock; Yeah, that’s how I got there

I’m learning to swim, around the town

What goes in may surely drown

I’m learning to swim, but I ain’t got fins

Turnin’ ‘round is the hardest thing

I’m learning to swim, around the town

What goes in may surely drown

I’m learning to swim, I’m a Bassett hound

I’m learning to swim, think I’m gonna drown.

YouTube video by Brett Bumeter - https://youtu.be/iZuWh70-VKk

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