“She Said Her Name Was Saffron”
(to the tune of “May Morning Dew”, traditional)
by Marc Gunn
(Listen to it here)
I met her on the Outer Rim.
She was a beauty. There’s no denial.
We danced around the fire that night.
In the morning, I awoke all smiles.
But when my boat hit atmo,
And she said that we were married.
T’was then I vowed I’d never again
Leave quick when I should tarry.
She said her name was Saffron,
A prize for work done well.
I know we’d done some good works,
But this time I guess excelled.
For her smile it made my legs weak,
And her breasts they made me wheeze.
Oh if I were a different man,
Then I’d show her the Real me.
That night I found her in my bunk
Lying naked in my bed.
She gave me the Goodnight Kiss
And I thought that I was dead.
We’d all be but for Inara…
Oh, I wonder how she knew?
But what I really wish is I could’ve seen
The kiss between those two.
But that’s not the point of this song, right now,
From this lesson I learnt too well.
If you take strange women into your bed
You may go to the Special Hell.
Either pin her down or set her free
Just don’t let your plan go South.
If that don’t work, then follow Jayne’s advice,
“Never kiss them on the mouth.”
From the creator:
“I got your email while touring through Ireland. I didn’t think I would have time to write anything, but lo and behold lyrics came to me. And of course, being in Ireland, I had to use an Irish melody. After writing them in my notebook, I decided to actually learn the melody and began singing it. I’m VERY happy I did, because I lost the notebook that I wrote the original lyrics in. So when I got back to the States, I had to rewrite it from memory. And most of it stayed intact with a few minor edits after watching ‘Our Mrs. Reynolds’.”
“Thanks for a million for the contest. If nothing else, it FINALLY inspired me to write a song based on Firefly, whereas I’ve only had ideas up until now that I never drafted. So this rocks. Hope ye enjoy in any case.”