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Pirates vs. Dragons

by Marc Gunn

Air pirate sea shanties for hunting dragons on Captain Black Jack Murphy's ship with a secret goal to Save the Dragons!
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Come and Be a Pirate
2:23 $0.99
2. Pirates & Dragons
4:25 $0.99
3. There’s a Storm a-Comin’
4:21 $0.99
4. PSA: Pirate Service Announcement
1:20 $0.99
5. Hey-Ho, to Be a Pirate
2:29 $0.99
6. The Ballad of Jenny Malloy
3:50 $0.99
7. The Shining Lady Jean
3:23 $0.99
8. Do Pirates Taste Better
2:23 $0.99
9. Our Pirate Crew of Ten
2:55 $0.99
10. The Dragon Hoard
2:01 $0.99
11. The Truth About Dragons
2:02 $0.99
12. Keep Them Soaring
3:16 $0.99
13. Didja Ever See a Dragon Fly
1:46 $0.99
14. How Do We Steal from a Mighty Dragon
2:13 $0.99
15. The Wreck of the Bold Irish Stout
5:14 $0.99
16. A Pirate's Confession
2:45 $0.99
17. Save the Dragons
1:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
I’ve managed to sneak a bit of pencil stub from the ship’s doctor, and a few scraps of paper from the cook. I’m recording my thoughts with them so I can reveal Black Jack Murphy’s infamy when I finally return to civilization.

There’s a universal truth about pirates. They hunt treasure, and they don’t care who they have to rob to get it.

There’s a universal truth about dragons. They hoard treasure, and they really don’t like for people to try and take it.

I was kidnapped by the infamous air pirate Black Jack Murphy and his crew of the airship The Lady Jean. They wanted me to chronicle their dragon hunts. Little did Murphy know where my sympathies lie!

So, this journal — and the resulting CD, coming soon from Mage Records “Dragons vs. Pirates” — tell the true stories of pirates vs. dragons. The CD combines rousing sea shanties about pirates being pirates with songs about the majesty of dragons, and the journal details the privations I suffered. There’s a little something for both sides here–and I bet you find a new favorite or two.

#SaveTheDragons Coming July 20, 2016

The Story So Far…

In January 2013, I was shanghaied by a vicious marauder with whom I once recorded an album. His name is Captain Black Jack Murphy.

Murphy was once a sailor on the high seas. He turned pirate and quickly murdered his way up the ranks to become one of the names people fear in stories at night. His marauding days were fierce and deadly. Until the amazing happened. The Royal Navy caught up with Murphy’s ship the IRISH STOUT. He spent the next few years on the run. Then one day, he and his ship vanished!

Murphy turned up a few years later on a College Speaking Tour professing the wisdom of piracy in the business world, especially within the music business.

When the music business was at its height fighting piracy, suing its customers, Murphy became a hero among college students, as he laid out his philosophy on how and why one should resort to piracy. It was his philosophy that led to the invention of Napster, iTunes and Spotify. He’s the name that people are afraid to speak as to why the music industry changed over the last two decades.

It was during this time that I met Murphy. He seemed a kind, generous person, wise beyond his years. He had an album of sea shanties that he wanted to release. I freely helped him record the album, Pogue Mahone Means Kiss My Arse, in 2008. Then, once again, he disappeared!

I hadn’t heard a peep from or about him until January 2013 when he emerged once again. I was working in my basement when I heard loud shouting and the sound of cranks. I smelled coal.

I went out on to my porch to see what was up. Before I knew it men, dressed like pirates, slid down ropes, tied them around me, and hauled me up into the sky. I lost conscience with my eyes on the stern of a vessel. It read, “IRISH STOUT”!

When I awoke, I found myself tied and gagged in the hold of a ship. I could hear no water. Just wind. And cranks and gears. And the smell of coal once again. It was intense…and terrifying.

I stared into the eyes of a pirate. Not Murphy. A man who would be my only link to the outside world, on Murphy’s vessel, and into a world of PIRATES and DRAGONS!

Do Dragons Really Exist?

My name is Marc Gunn. I’m a Celtic Geek autoharper originally from Austin, Texas. I’m a songwriter and a podcaster. Some call me The Celtfather. I experienced something that most men would love to know–do dragons really exist?

Because of Capt. Murphy, I learned that they do indeed. He “recruited” me with one purpose–to tell the tale of his “adventures” and dastardly deeds… in song.

He left it up to me to me to form a story. So I worked tirelessly with my friend Rie Sheridan Rose to help share a story about Dragons vs. Pirates in a world where dragons and air pirates don’t seem to exist. It’s an unbelievable secret that you must hear to experience.

Musicians on the Album

Marc Gunn: autoharp, lead vocals; Daniel I. Briggs: bass, bkg vocals, guitar; Nathan Deese: banjo, bass, bkg vocals, guitar harmonica, mandolin, percussion, whistle; L.T. Panzarella: dumbek

Nathan Deese:

Ballad of Jenny Malloy: Harmonica
Didja Ever See a Dragon Fly: Mandolin, Whistle
Do Pirates Taste Better: Banjo, Bass, Whistle
Hey-Ho to Be a Pirate: Banjo, Whistle
How Do We Steal from a Mighty Dragon: Bass, Whistle
Keep Them Soaring: Bass, Percussion, Whistle, Background Vox
Our Pirate Crew of Ten: Harmonica, Bass, Guitar, Background Vox
Pirates Confession: Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Whistle
Pirates vs. Dragons: Harmonica, Background Vox
Shining Lady Jean: Whistle
There’s a Storm a-Comin: Banjo, Bass, Harmonica
Wreck of the Bold Lady Jean: Guitar, Whistle

Executive Producer

Rie Sheridan Rose (www.riewriter.com)


Special thanks to Kevin Monkhouse, Jason Denen, Ruth Acoya, Jim & Jan Czenkusch, Ray Gonzalez, Fred McDonald, Kris Dobie, Randy Hoffman, Cherry, Angela Hughes



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