Dead Skunk

Vocal Demo

Instrumental Demo

“Dead Skunk” by Loudon Wainwright III (HIP302). A novelty song by released in 1972. The song is musically a simple folk song based on acoustic guitar, but accompanied by drums and strings. The lyrics describe a dead skunk in the middle of a busy road and the smell it produces for pedestrians. Wainwright said the song was an accident, written in 15 minutes. With or without lead instrumental. Original and low key included.