Bring Me Home, Boys

from Sci Fi Drinking Songs by Marc Gunn

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This song was inspired by the episode “The Message” from the TV show Firefly. It’s about a soldier in battle at Serenity Valley. He’s doing his best to fight and win, but like most of the soldiers at that battle, the man dies. However, before he passes, he tells his friend to bring his body home to his parents.

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Bring me home, boys, bring me home.
Bring me home, boys, bring me home.
Go and tell my momma I died a man.
And when my breath has left, bring me home.

My sergeant said, boy, don’t you run.
I don’t care if the alliance comes.
I saw him die, but I took a stand.
So go and tell my papa I died a man.

I was brave, boy, as best I can.
I felt my gun shake, as a shot a man,
But bullets pierced my heart, can’t feel my hands.
Now go and tell my brother I died a man

Just you and me, boy, are left alive.
But I can tell, not long, until I die.
I did not run cause you’re my friend.
So go and tell my sister I died a man.

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from Sci Fi Drinking Songs, released September 18, 2014
words and music by Marc Gunn

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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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