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Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Ballad of Jayne

He robbed from the rich
And he gave to the poor
Stood up to the man
And gave him what for
Our love for him now
Ain't hard to explain
The hero of Canton
The man they call Jayne

Our Jayne saw the mudders' backs breakin'
He saw the mudders' lament
And he saw the magistrate takin'
Every dollar and leavin' five cents
So he said "you can't do that to my people"
He said "you can't crush them under your heel"
So Jayne strapped on his hat
And in 5 seconds flat
Stole everythin' Boss Higgins had to steal

He robbed from the rich
And he gave to the poor
Stood up to the man
And gave him what for
Our love for him now
Ain't hard to explain
The hero of Canton
The man they call Jayne

Now here is what separates heroes
From common folk like you and I
The man they call Jayne
He turned 'round his plane
And let that money hit sky
He dropped it onto our houses
He dropped it into our yards
The man they called Jayne
He stole away our pain
And headed out for the stars

He robbed from the rich
And he gave to the poor
Stood up to the man
And gave him what for
Our love for him now
Ain't hard to explain
The hero of Canton
The man they call Jayne.
 
This song was in the Firefly episode "Jaynestown".

MarkA. of HyperLiterature posted the lyrics as a response to my latest "Firefly" rant. Thanks Mark! :)

Adam Baldwin (Jayne) sings this to guitar towards the end of the latest The Signal podcast (Season 2, #7).

For a fab website with hundreds of screen captures of all the Firefly episodes, visit

THE CORTEX:  A FIREFLY GALLERY
 

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1 Comments:

Blogger Istanbultaye said...

about 42 minutes in, quite cool ^^ (i like folk music kinda stuff)

April 27, 2006 9:23 PM  

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