It all began three years ago when I was introduced to Firefly, a Sci Fi Western by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I became a huge fan. The TV series is still one of my most-watched DVDs. One of my favorite episodes is “Jaynestown” where the ruffian Jayne Cobb becomes a folk hero with his own folk song, “Hero of Canton”.
I loved it so much, I wanted to write my own Firefly song, but I was too busy watching the show to really spend any time writing about it. Then I was inspired to write “She Said Her Name Was Saffron” for a contest last year. I hoped more songs would come. It didn't until a couple weeks ago. I finally decided I was gonna write a song about mudder's milk, the alcoholic drink from “Jaynestown”. The song evolved into a worker's rights folk song ala Woodie Guthrie. I recorded it, and for the icing on the cake, I got a bunch of Firefly fans to sing back up in the chorus, the way a good drinking song should be sung.
“Monahan's Mudders Milk”
From: Firefly Drinking Songs and Kilted For Her Pleasure
Listen: 128 kbps – LoFi
Recorded by Marc Gunn
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Read Lyrics: “Monahan's Mudders Milk” Lyrics
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