Wednesday, April 7, 2010

swimming song

most people credit loudin wainwright iii with the eponymous "swimming song" but it was actually his wife, kate mcgarrigle and sister in law anna that did it best. i know this because my mom played it repeatedly on hot august evenings while she cooked dinner. kate died just a few months ago and it warms my heart to know that she was surrounded by loudin, rufus and martha who sang to her until the very end. i am so fortunate to have this song sung by kate and anna on vinyl because i have a feeling that harper will master swimming this summer. and when she does, you can bet that i will be playing this song in the kitchen while cooking dinner.

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