Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bill West's "Just Make Up Some Genealogy Lyrics" Challenge

My newfound cousin Bill West (we have New England connections through the Packard family) has issued a challenge for us genealogical bloggers to make up lyrics about our family, set to a possibly recognizable tune. Here's my effort, describing my line of descent from Samuel Packard, who came from Suffolk to Massachusetts in 1638, more or less to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's "He is the Very Model of a Modern Major General."

There's Samuel and Zaccheus and Zaccheus and Eleazer,
Richards and John Allen, it gets crazier and crazier.
With Matthew Hale and Oscar Merry, Walter and his son Arden,
It all comes down to me and mine, our little family tree garden.

My spouse and I have two offspring, they're Martha and Elizabeth,
Elizabeth's not married, and I'm getting weak and out of breath,
Martha's husband's name is Karl and Victor is their little sprout,
The end is near, at least for now, and this idea's running out!

The end is near, at least for now. and this idea's running out!
The end is near, at least for now, and this idea's running out!
The end is near, at least for now, and this idea is running, running out!

That's all the news there is right now in this historic line of mine,
The future's up to Victor, may he have his own distinguished line!

2 comments:

Bill West said...

Brava! Brava!

Great job, cuz!

sulinpanda said...

... You're a very silly grandma...