Browncoat Baby

from by Marc Gunn



Inspired by the birth of my daughter Inara Gunn


Browncoat Baby
lyrics and music by Marc Gunn

Browncoat baby
In your daddy's arms
Wearing your Jayne's hat
With all of Kaylee's charm
I wonder what in life
You might be
And the choices you decide
Or disagree

Browncoat baby
As I watch you grow big
Will you be like Malcolm
Or River dance a wild jig
Will you be a doctor
Just like Simon Tam
Or perhaps you'll learn to pilot
Your own pram

Browncoat baby
Will your life be full and fun?
Will you follow Shephard Book
And embrace religion
I see you stacking up those blocks
Perhaps an engineer
Or the way you move those rocks, you'll
Work on a pier

Browncoat baby
You're my inspiration
I wanna build you
A Firefly nation
See you soar like an albatross
So wild and free
And watch you return to land
Home safe with me.

Browncoat baby
You are perfect to me
Just like a companion
With her tea ceremony
You've the brawn as well as the brains
Just like Zoe
You're the ship that keeps on flyin'


from As Long As I'm Flyin', released March 6, 2018
Lyrics and music Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass, guitar, whistle




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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