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A fun little swing tune I wrote in my younger days on my Vancouver Island home.
Players: Rick Garvin - vocals, guitars, bass
Wendell Ferguson - guitar
Andrew Deppisch - drums
When Iím Swimming in the Sea ©1979 Rick Garvin
1. When Iím swimming in the sea, With the summer sun a-shining all around me
Thereís a feeling in the air, of floating without a care.
2. Way out in a local bay, Itís the perfect place to lay out and soak up the day
The life is very free, and easy as it can be.
I feel the salty water in my eyes, My skin will sure be crusty when it dries
It feels so good beneath the sunny sky, Thereís no place Iíd rather be
Than swimming in the open sea, Itís my favourite enjoyment, as you can all tell
And it doesnít cost a cent, and thatís the best part of all.
4. The salty air will make you smile, as we sail out to a spot then its anchors away
Our clothes fall in a pile and we jump into the bay
5. Underwater feeling high, I can talk to all the fishes a-traveling by
Or maybe just look around, and see what catches my eye.
I might pretend that Iím a jellyfish, Or turn imagination where I wish
I wouldnít trade a million bucks for this, Well maybe I would
And later when weíre in the boat, we can catch a couple fish for a heavenly snack
The perfect memory, until the next time weíre back.
Instrumental Bridge, then repeat bridge 1