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Reaver Drinking Song

from Come Adventure With Me by Marc Gunn

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Drinking songs are in every civilization. Reavers from the TV show Firefly are supposedly insane. Yet, they can still fly a spaceship. So surely they have their own drinking songs, right? This song imagines what kind of drinking songs reavers would sing.

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* Bash their heads flay their skin
Make them scream in pain
Let ‘em alone and think you’re done
Let's start another refrain


Niska was old and scary,
A bad reputation
And then he heard a reaver scream
His body's gone for cremation


Badger was a businessman
Roots in the community
A reaver ate his little gang
And now he can't even pee


Durran's steak was always rare
Before I first met him
He met a reaver, now won't eat steak
He's a vegetarian


Bester loved ships and women
They howled when he boarded them
His ship was boarded by reavers. Now
He howls when they board him


Boss Higgins' word was law
What he said was set in stone
Then reavers hit Higgins' Moon
The law is now written in bone


Fanty and Mingo are fine twins
You can't tell one from t'other
Until they met a band of reavers
Now Mingo's the prettiest brother


Jubal was a bounty hunter
A sadist through and through
He rambled about philosophy
While a reaver started to chew


No mercy, they all were weak
Cattle for the slaughter
Open them up, look inside
I think I see Harry Potter

credits

from Come Adventure With Me, released March 4, 2024
Lyrics and music Marc Gunn

Marc Gunn: autoharp, vocals; Sam Gillogly: fiddle; Daniel I. Briggs: bass, mandolin

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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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