filk_of_belac (filk_of_belac) wrote,
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filk_of_belac

Strawberry Beds

Title: Strawberry Beds
Mythos: Firefly/Serenity
May be sung to the tune of:  The Ferryman*
Owner of the tune:  The original was written by Pete St. John.  I've written him to ask for permission to use this tune.  He refused, and suggested that I post my lyrics asking some melody writer to work with me.
Written on:  Fall 2005 

Background:  Somewhere I have a whole slew of firefly alternate ending songs.  This one, with Simon, River, and Kaylee being the last aboard, draws its inspiration from that scene in the pilot episode with Kaylee and the strawberry Shepherd Book gave her, where we first get a sense of just how grim life is for the folk of the Black and the Outer Moons.


Oh the smugglers' boats have gone
from the moons on the border
And auctioned off Serenity will be
The border worlds are booming
the days of want long gone
It's over, Kaylee, over, can't you see

chorus:
Oh there's strawberry beds
that grow on the border
There's no need to treasure each one now
I loved the life we lived,
but a new life, it is dawning
if you ever loved me Kaylee, love me now!

Now the finest job I had
it was hard, but never lonely
the smuggling trade it made a man of me
Now it's faded into hist'ry
but we never will forget
for Kaylee, it was part of you and me

chorus:
Oh there's strawberry beds
that grow on the border
There's no need to treasure each one now
I loved the life we lived,
but a new life, it is dawning
if you ever loved me Kaylee, love me now!

Now I don't have Mal to patch up
still for Book and Wash we're mourning
Jayne and Zoe went their separate ways
But Kaylee, we're together
and the future, it's still bright
And River's told me, Simon, seize the day

chorus:
Oh there's strawberry beds
that grow on the border
There's no need to treasure each one now
I loved the life we lived,
but a new life, it is dawning
if you ever loved me Kaylee, love me now!

chorus:
Oh there's strawberry beds
that grow on the border
There's no need to treasure each one now
I loved the life we lived,
but a new life, it is dawning
if you ever loved me Kaylee, love me now!

Oh the smugglers' boats have gone
from the moons on the border
And auctioned off Serenity will be
The border worlds are booming
the days of want long gone
It's over, Kaylee, over, can't you see

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