Dead Skunk

Loudon Wainwright III


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kasseem Dean, Eric Mc Caine, Jason T Phillips
album: Track 1 in album Album III
release date: 1972
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Comedy/Ballad
length: 3:10

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Loudon Wainwright III Album III cover art


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Dead Skunk
words and music by Loudon Wainwright III
Crossin' the highway late last night,
He didn't see the station wagon, car,
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
Take a whiff on me that ain't no rose!
You don't have to look and you don't have to see,
(Repeat Chorus)
On a moonlight night you got yer dead toad frog
The blood and the guts they're gonna make you swoon!
Dead skunk in the middle of the road.
Stinkin' to high heaven.
(Fiddle break)
It's dead, it's in the middle,
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
All over the road, technicolor man!
It's dead, it's in the middle,
(Fiddle fadeout)


Track Listing

  • 1 Dead Skunk
  • 2 Red Guitar
  • 3 East Indian Princess
  • 4 Muse Blues
  • 5 Hometeam Crowd
  • 6 B Side
  • 7 Needless to Say
  • 8 Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • 9 New Paint
  • 10 Trilogy (Circa 1967)
  • 11 Drinking Song
  • 12 Say That You Love Me