A Pirate's Confession

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Dragons are marvelous creatures. I did my best to preserve their integrity and lives while I was a prisoner on Capt Murphy's ship... complete sabotage of every dragon encounter I could.

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The world is full of wondrous things,
Pirates in airships and dragons a-wing.
Don’t you forget, as you travel tonight – –
The world needs some fancy to keep spinning right.

When I took up my harp, as a lad of thirteen,
I wanted to tell of the marvels I’d seen – –
The clouds from above, like a pearly white sea…
The earth down below, like a map we could read.

It took me some time to get over my shock,
Of seeing the ship coming into the dock…
No water in sight, like you might expect.
Just a rope that we tied to a spar on the deck.

The first time I looked through the glass to the lea,
And saw there a dragon flying careless and free,
I felt my heart soaring on wings made of joy
And I felt happier then than I had since a boy.

I admit to you now that I became quite a cad…
I undermined every hunt that we had.
I made sure that every harpoon would miss,
And we ne’er took a prize from that day to this.

The world is full of wondrous things,
Pirates in airships and dragons a-wing.
Don’t you forget, as you travel tonight – –
The world needs some fancy to keep spinning right.

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from Pirates vs. Dragons, released July 27, 2016
Lyrics Rie Sheridan Rose, music Marc Gunn

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Marc Gunn Birmingham, Alabama

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. ... more

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