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Raise a Glass to Flyin'

from As Long As I'm Flyin' by Marc Gunn

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    For the first time since it was released in 2018, As Long As I'm Flyin', the second album of Firefly Drinking Songs by Marc Gunn, is officially available as a physical CD. Get a free songbook with purchase!

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    It all began while I was watching an episode of Firefly called “Jaynestown”. In it, one of our antiheroes is drinking in a pub worried he’s gonna be arrested for past crimes he committed in Canton when a musician starts singing a song about him. The song is called the “Hero of Canton“.

    It turns out, “Hero of Canton” even inspired me to ask the question, “What other songs might’ve been heard in that pub in Canton?”

    I began a mission to write some of those songs. But I didn't do it alone. I wrote them with my friends James "Cedric" Hazlerig, Rie Sheridan Rose, and various Browncoats.

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    Archive your music. In 2011, there was a big change in how I recorded music and what I recorded. It was the start of the drinking songs era as I moved from traditional Irish and Scottish songs to Celtic Geek music, what I now call Sci F'Irish music.

    Rise of The Celtfather (currently titled "Rise of the Celtic Geek") includes all of my albums from 2011 until 2018. It also includes my Kilted Kings project, Captain Black Jack Murphy, the Pirates vs Dragons Podcast, a few compilations and just to really bring it home how far I have come, you'll get my first recording ever, circa 1988. It's not pretty. But I think it helps tell a great story.

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    "Take my love / take my land / take me where I cannot stand
    I don't care / I'm still free / you can't take the sky from me"

    What beautiful words from the theme song from the TV cult classic Firefly. This new Musical Pin highlights those first words. It shows your love for the show. But it also shows your willingness to give love into the world.

    Every day when my daughter Inara comes home from school, I ask her, "Did you do anything nice for someone today?" She now knows the routine. She tells me of the nice things she did.

    This Musical Pin is a great way to shine your light on love. Plus, it shines a light on one of the best TV shows ever. And you also get to wear my second album of Firefly songs on your sleeve.

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Raise a Glass to Flyin' is a tribute to the show specifically, but also to the spirit of adventure and camaraderie between a group of people who have come together with a common goal and united purpose.

lyrics

lyrics Rie Sheridan Rose, music Marc Gunn

Let's raise a glass to flyin'
where the Devil fears to tred.
To risk the chance of dyin'
for the bright stars overhead.

Let's raise a glass to free men
Though we haven't got a dime.
Our ship's as fine as Eden
as to the stars we climb.

Let's raise a glass to runnin'
If the rules get in our way—
It's better to be flyin'...
We can fight another day.

Let's raise a glass to tryin'
when they kick you in the teeth.
To getting up, not cryin',
To stand for your beliefs.

Let's raise a glass to crewmates-
Though manners they may lack
When they know a threat awaits,
they've always got your back.

Let's raise a glass to pilots,
who keep us in the sky.
To engineers in violet
who keep this old girl spry.

Let's raise a glass to sighin'
o'er the ones we leave behind.
But you know I'd be lyin'
if I said I really mind.

Let's raise a glass to this ol' ship
There's no finer in the ‘Verse.
She's surely worth another sip—
My blessing and my curse.


Chords

Verse:
[D]Let's raise a glass [G]to flyin'
[D]where the Devil fears [G] to tred.
[D]To risk the chance [G]of dyin'
for the [D]bright stars over-[A]head.

credits

from As Long As I'm Flyin', released March 6, 2018
Lyrics Rie Sheridan Rose, music Marc Gunn
Marc Gunn: autoharp, bodhran, vocals
Nathan Deese: bass

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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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