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Favor of a Dance

from Come Adventure With Me by Marc Gunn

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“Favor of a Dance” was inspired by the episode “Shindig” from the TV show, Firefly. It’s a song about respect and disrespect, playing romantic games, and showing generosity and kindness in relationships. The song includes a sort of West Side Story battle comparing a dance with a sword fighting “dance”.

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This is the social event of the season
It's not my game, but you give me reason
You dance with kindness around the floor
While your escort seems ready for war

His hand is tight around your arm
Your dignity, he’s doing harm
I see you flinch. To restore your calm,
I will break the rules with all of my charm


Give me the favor of a dance
Give me the favor of a dance
She spoke of your generosity
Given that, then won’t you please
Give me the favor of a dance


He lets us dance though it’s not my game
Then cuts it short and puts you to shame
Lay into him and we dance on the floor
We draw our swords, ready for war


Give me the favor of a dance
Give me the favor of a dance
You spoke with such animosity
Given that, then won’t you please
Give me the favor of a dance


I leave him lying in a puddle of shame
It might be fun but this ain’t my game
The cruel rules of your society
Are different than those for me


Give me the favor of a dance
Give me the favor of a dance
We prefer generosity
Given that, then won’t you please
Give me the favor of a dance

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from Come Adventure With Me, track released June 29, 2022
Lyrics and music Marc Gunn. Features Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer and Jamie Haeuser

Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals; Jamie Haeuser: bkg vocals; Vicki Swan: flute; Jonny Dyer: guitar

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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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