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A Faint Heart

from A Tribute to Love by Marc Gunn



A couple years ago, a local songwriter took interest in the Brobdingnagian Bards. He asked to co-write a song with us and almost immediately sent this song. Yesterday, I finally set down and wrote a melody for the song.


a faint heart never
won a fair maiden
a faint heart never
let a lad be brazen
call up your courage
what's a few scars
you won't win the lady
you'll lose the lass
with a faint heart

put down your pint
get out of your seat
I spy a lass
you ought to meet
if you feel afraid
don't let it show
here is a rhyme
that you ought to know

get her attention
make a fool of yourself
if you don't go right now
she might find somebody else
then you'll never know,
what it was you lost
you better act right now
or suffer the cost

I know your heart's been trampled
like green grass under hooves
you spy her you want her
but you're scared to make a move
your knees are knocking
you're frozen in fear
this might be shocking
here's what you need to hear

you won't win the lady
you will lose the lass
you'll never know
unless you ask


from A Tribute to Love, released January 1, 2008
Music Marc Gunn, lyrics Ande Rasmussen




Marc Gunn Atlanta, Georgia

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats--Sci F'Irish music.

He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans alike for its unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.
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