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Bring Me Home, Boys

from Sci Fi Drinking Songs by Marc Gunn

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  • Sci Fi Drinking Songs aren't just about drinking. In fact, that's just a side benefit for those who like to drink. Instead, this album is about fun sing-along songs. Get all of the lyrics to the popular album that takes you inside many of science fiction's greatest fandoms. Plus, you'll also get lyrics never before revealed to the naked eye. It's all there in this fantastic songbook.

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    In one hand, a pint of Mudder’s Milk, in the other a bottle of Romulan Ale. Sing and laugh along with this Celtic Geek musical gem.

    A Jedi saunters up to the bar at the Pub at the End of the Universe. “Gimme a Romulan Ale.”

    “I’m sorry,” the Publican replies, “That’s still illegal.”

    “What?! It’s been 52 million years and the universe is about to explode. Surely, you can serve it NOW?!”

    “I’m sorry, Sir,” he replies apologetically, “And please don’t call me Shirlely.”

    “All right, I’ll take a mudder’s milk, Monahan’s, please”.

    Drinking can be found throughout the universe from Earth to Praxis, from Canton to Skaro. Come on, you know Davros was drinking something when he came up with the Daleks. In fact, I think The Doctor was there drinking with him.

    What’s just as prevalent as drinking in the galaxy?

    Drinking songs.

    In fact, Sci Fi Drinking Songs aren’t just about drinking. They’re fun songs that you and I can sing along to while we’re in cars traveling to a Sci Fi Convention or Renaissance Festival. They’re songs we put on in the background while playing Dungeons & Dragons or Magic:The Gathering.

    Sci Fi Drinking Songs are fun songs designed to make us laugh, cry, smile, and above all SING!

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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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