Monday, November 12, 2012
For November we have a fun folk song from Loudon Wainwright III called... "Dead Skunk". It's in the key of G, and is an easy I, V, IV progression... all the way through. Sounds a bit boring... but the words pick it up to make a surprising fun song. To some it could be considered to have a PG rating... which is even more fun to sing.
When this first came out in 1972... it took until 1973 to become number 13 on the Billboard charts. I think it had something to do with the rumor that it was about Richard Nixon.... a dead skunk in the middle of the road... if there ever was one.
You'll find a copy of it on our download page... check it out!
Be sure and listen to the video.