Who Sang Swan Swan H? R.E.M.

R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
release date: 1986-7-28
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 2:51
producer: Don Gehman
lead vocals: Michael Stipe
guitar: Peter Buck
drums (drum set): Bill Berry
bass guitar: Mike Mills
writer: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
Swan, swan, hummingbird
Hurrah we are all free now
What noisy cats are we
Girl and dog he bore his cross
A long low time ago people talk to me

Johnny Reb what's the price of fans
Forty a piece or three for one dollar?
Hey captain don't you want to buy
Some bone chains and toothpicks?

Night wings her hair chains
Here's your wooden greenback sing
Wooden beams and dovetail sweep
I struck that picture ninety times,
I walked that path a hundred ninety,
Long, low time ago, people talk to me

A pistol hot cup of rhyme
The whiskey is water, the water is wine
Marching feet, Johnny Reb, what's the price of heroes?

Six in one, half dozen the other,
Tell that to the captain's mother,
Hey captain don't you want to buy,
Some bone chains and toothpicks?

Night wings, her hair chains
Swan, swan, hummingbird
Hurrah, we are all free now
What noisy cats are we
Long, low time ago, people talk to me
A pistol hot cup of rhyme,
The whiskey is water, the water is wine

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Begin the Begin
  • 2 These Days
  • 3 Fall on Me
  • 4 Cuyahoga
  • 5 Hyena
  • 6 Underneath the Bunker
  • 7 The Flowers of Guatemala
  • 8 I Believe
  • 9 What If We Give It Away?
  • 10 Just a Touch
  • 11 Swan Swan H
  • 12 Superman