“Paper Moon” by Seanan McGuire, performed here by Seanan, S.J. Tucker, Vixy & Tony, and Betsy Tinney.
As Seanan explains before performing, “In a dimension very much like our own, Firefly is still on the air and they’ve made spin offs. And I keep writing theme songs for those spin offs.”
Lyrics are available on Seanan’s website.
This song works so well I had to get @axonsandsynapses (my regular “has a better memory for music than me” contact) to confirm that it was actually a parody. It’s based on a version of the Child ballad “The False Knight On The Road,” and it just…works. Really well. I love space folk songs. Especially for Firefly.
“The Man Dressed in Brown,” by Eben Brooks
Doin’ what they do, shepherding her through
Space will slow her stride, time will turn her tide
It’s far too much to take, but my girl don’t know when to break
So she’ll make she’ll make a way; she’s a good old girl, she’ll fly true
“Good Old Girl,” by Marian Call
Gotta love a song about spaceships. I think this was specifically inspired by Firefly, but it’s pretty general in a way I really like.
SO I STARTED LISTENING TO THIS THINKING IT WAS A PARODY
I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE WRONG
I hope you cry ❤
By Brooke Lunderville, to the tune of “Starlight and Saxophone,” by Tom Smith