# Dagens sangtips 2: Loudon Wainwright III – School Days

4. maj 2011

In Delaware when I was younger

I would live the life obscene

In the Spring I had great hunger.

I was Brando. I was Dean

Blaspheming, booted, blue-jeaned baby boy

Oh how I made them turn their heads

The townie, brownie girls, they jumped for joy

And begged me bless them in their beds

In Delaware when I was younger

I would row upon the lake

In the Spring I had great hunger

I was Keats. I was Blake.

My pimple pencil pains I’d bring

To frogs who sat entranced

My drift-dream ditties I would sing

The water strider danced

In Delaware when I was younger

They thought St. Andrew had sufficed

But in the Spring I had great hunger

I was Buddha. I was Christ.

You wicked wise men where you wonder

You Pharisees one day will pay

See my lightning, hear my thunder

I am truth. I know the way

In Delaware when I was younger

Dagens andet sangtips er Loudon Wainwright IIIs sang om skoledagene i Delaware. Det er den første skæring pÃ¥ hans eponyme debutalbum fra 1970. En sang, der nok viser en ung sangskrivers tendens til det lidt prætentiøse, men det er ogsÃ¥ en dejlig, ærlig sang som ungdommens appetit – ja, sult – pÃ¥ verden og livet, ikke mindst ‘the townie, brownie girls’. Og sÃ¥ er det – som det oftest er med Loudon Wainwright – altid med tungen i kinden, et glimp i øjet, en drys af den humor, der har rødderne helt nede i den dødelige alvor. Det er stor sangskrivning i min optik.

School Days kan pt. høres sammen med alle de andre numre fra Wainwrights 40-Ã¥rs jubilæumsudgivelse 40 Odd Years – her. Her i en senere BBC-optagelse fra 1998

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