The Long Arm

from by Marc Gunn

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

    You own this


  • Mighty drinking songs for fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity--the perfect sound for hoisting a mug of mudder's milk. Get the 19 page songbook packed with lyrics-only to all of my Firefly-inspired songs, including: Firefly Drinking Songs, As Long As I'm Flyin', Kilted For Her Pleasure, and What Color Is Your Dragon? plus lyrics from Bedlam Bards' Browncoat album, On the Drift.

    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.
    ... more
    ships out within 15 days

      $20 USD or more 

    You own this  


  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    The 2018 Monahan's Mudder's Milk t-shirt features the Monahan's ad slogan, "Clean Taste After Dirty Flyin'". It's a black shirt and features a white albatross flying over a mud town like Canton on Higgins' Moon.

    Includes unlimited streaming of As Long As I'm Flyin' via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 21 days

      $30 USD or more 

    You own this  


  • Tote Bag + Digital Album

    Browncoats carry their hearts on their sleeves. But a tote bag from Monahan's Mudder's Milk makes carryin' things a whole lot easier. You don't worry Earth's resources used up like they are in the Verse? You can keep that from happening with this fine tote bag from the Monahan's corporation.

    Includes unlimited streaming of St Patrick's Day via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 21 days

      $20 USD or more 

    You own this  


  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 23 Marc Gunn releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Going for Brogue: Irish Pub Songs and Sea Shanties with an Accent, Live At the Cactus Cafe: Cat Songs and Celtic Music, Heart's Ease, What Color Is Your Dragon?, Soul of a Harper, A Tribute to Love, Celtic Geek, As Long As I'm Flyin', and 15 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $96.20 USD or more (35% OFF)

    You own this



This song was inspired by the episode "Out of Gas" where Mal says, "No matter how long the arm of the Alliance might get... we'll just get ourselves a little further."

That was the comment of a solder who lost both a physical and spiritual war. He was ready to flee, escape, and hide like I suspect many Browncoats did after the Unification War. however, I feel like Mal regained his faith in people after they broadcast the news about Miranda. He had something to fight for again, as did many people in the Verse.

One of the first things to go in a profit-driven world is the arts. They are not easily commoditized because art is subjective. However, art is also the sign of a civilized society. It satisfies the emotional and spiritual needs of the community, helping the it to grow, learn, and thrive. That's something that is difficult to sell and dangerous to promote.


[G]The Long Arm is reaching for you
Wants to [C]twist/wrest and take [G]control
It [C]struck down your [G]family
Now it's [Em]aimin' for your [D]soul [D7]

It's [C]grasp is filled with [G]hate
It's [C]fingers naught but [G]fear
[C]White knuckled, it grips you
Til your [C]eyes [D]fill with [G] tears

* [C]We fight for freedom, freedom
For [G]poetry and song
We fight for [C]actors and authors,
painters and potters,
Dancers and dreamers,
Laborers and learners
It's them [G]artists who make us [D]strong [D7]

The Long Arm took our planet
Down our throats, it done rammed
The promise of unification
But it left us all damned

Laid waste to our landscape
While its pockets grew fat
Left us homeless and cold
Now it's time we fight back

We're done running from the Long Arm
Browncoats rise again
We'll weaken your grip
And the stories you spin

Like you done with all your lies
That you packed in your fist
But you ain't seen the truth yet
Till you seen us resist


from As Long As I'm Flyin', released March 6, 2018
Lyrics and music Marc Gunn.
Marc Gunn on autoharp and vocals




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


contact / help

Contact Marc Gunn

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code