Just Make Up the Lyrics Challenge: Maternal Line

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About 5 years ago, Bill West challenged the Geneabloggers to put their ancestors’ names to song lyrics.  He’s brought that challenge again, and this is my [weak] attempt.

I heard this song on the radio the other day and I couldn’t help but notice how readily the chorus lent itself to a genealogy ditty.  I will never be able to hear this song the original way again …

 

(To the tune of “Draggin’ the Line” by Tommy James)

 

Gallaghers living the old, hard way,

Liquor and fraud is their day by day.

The Heerdinks are putting the crazies out in the sunshine

Maternal line (maternal line)

 

Marriage, divorce, and joy and sorrow

They ain’t got much, and what they’ve got’s borrowed

Made sure I won’t find land records at any point in time

Maternal line (maternal line)

 

I feel fine

No telling what I will find

I’m gonna take my time

I’m getting to good times

Maternal line (maternal line)

 

Trying to follow the money supply

Fraud and deceit, were you a wise guy?

Diggin’ up more than you ever thought I might

Maternal line (maternal line)

Maternal line (maternal line)

 

I feel fine

No telling what I will find

I’m gonna take my time

I’m getting to good times

Maternal line (maternal line)

 

Do we share any ancestors?
Please email me at lostancestors [at] gmail [dot] com

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