The Great Genea-Bloggers’ Just Make Up Some Lyrics Challenge!

Bill at West in New England issued a genea-bloggers challenge!

The rules are:

1. Set the names of your ancestors to the music of any song. It can be any number of names, any song. Just remember to mention what song
you are using so we can all sing along as we read!

2. Publish your efforts on your blog and send the link to Bill. If you don’t have a blog, you can post your song as a comment to his post.

3. Deadline is June 30th. The final list will be posted on the 4th of July.

I was trying to come up with a song a lot of people all over the world would be able to sing along to. That left out pop hits in the USA, or anything relatively recent. Footnote Maven did a great rendition of Runaround Sue. I contemplated 50’s and 60’s music, but then something hit me. Everyone knows Disney songs (I am VERY anti-Disney, just so you know).

Here is my recreation, appropriately called Keep Searching For Me, sung to the tune of Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid. Written from the perspective of one of my deceased ancestors (lovely, no?). :)

The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea for those who are unfamiliar.

Keep Searching For Me

The pedigree’s always fuller
On somebody else’s tree
You’re researching your whole family
But you have to get through me
Start searching the census records
And the SSN index
You’ll hit the wall at some point
But just don’t get too vexed!

You’re searching for me
Keep searching for me
Don’t start to get bitter
Make friends on Twitter
Post on Ancestry
Blog on your progress everyday
You can find the Ka’aihue’s
You’ll have to pay fees but
Some sites are free so
Keep searching for me!

Your mom said your blood is royal
Related to the Queen
You don’t know if that is certain
Do you even share the gene?
But you have to be determined
Search the whole island chain
Track down your maternal cousins
Some of them have found fame!

Searching for me…
Keep searching for me
Search exact matches
My date of birth
Was 1903
I’ll help you though
I’m not alive,
I died in 1965
Don’t pop those pills now,
Your grandpa was Wills now
Keep searching for me!

That was fun, and a welcome distraction to my searches that have come up dry. Looking forward to the next challenge!

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~ by Leilani on June 15, 2009.

3 Responses to “The Great Genea-Bloggers’ Just Make Up Some Lyrics Challenge!”

  1. The perfect selection and you’ve done a fan-tastic job!

    That’s talent.

    -fM

  2. Leilani,
    Thanks for participating.I’m glad you had fun, because I had fun reading it!

  3. Hi, I’ve been trying to do some of my own genealogy and stumbled across this site. I am also a Ka’aihue descendant (my grandmother’s maiden name) – I am the great-grandson of Philip Ka’aihue of Honolulu (and Lahaina earlier in life I think). Like you, haven’t got that much to work with, but perhaps there’s a link between our Ka’aihues?

    Looks like it’s been a couple years since you were on this project, but if you’re interested in comparing notes send me an email.

    dean dot moore at gmail dot com

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