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Songs That Deal with Genealogy

Ever since I first heard the song KilKelly, written by Peter Jones and sung by Danny Doyle, I was on a search for songs dealing with genealogy..

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"Talkin' Cavan" by Tim O'brien

Started by Lukas Patrick Murphy Aug 10, 2009.

"Family History" Sung by Tim O'Brien

Started by Lukas Patrick Murphy Aug 10, 2009.

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Comment by Lukas Patrick Murphy on August 10, 2009 at 12:52pm
Tim O'Brien sings a song called "Family History"
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on August 6, 2009 at 2:50pm
Here's a good one: Lyle Lovett's "Family Reserve".
Comment by Cindy Johnston Sorley on July 22, 2009 at 1:02am
I will see if I can download the song Susan and get it up.
Comment by Susan Whalen on July 17, 2009 at 7:44pm
"Kilkelly" is the first song that comes to mind for's just so haunting. Another one I think of is by R.E.M., called either "Photograph" or "Found a Photograph" from the "Born to Choose" compilation album.
Comment by Cindy Johnston Sorley on July 11, 2009 at 4:16pm
Grandpa was a Carpenter

Grandpa wore his suit to dinner
Nearly every day
No particular reason
He just dressed that way
Brown necktie and a matching vest
And both his wingtip shoes
He built a closet on our back porch
And put a penny in a burned out fuse.

Grandpa was a carpenter
He built houses stores and banks
Chain smoked camel cigarettes
And hammered nails in planks
He was level on the level
And shaved even every door
And voted for eisenhower
cause lincoln won the war.

Well, he used to sing me blood on the saddle
And rock me on his knee
And let me listen to radio
Before we got t.v.
Well, hed drive to church on sunday
And take me with him too!
Stained glass in every window
Hearing aids
in every pew.

Repeat chorus:

Now my grandma was a teacher
Went to school in bowling green
Traded in a milking cow
For a singer sewing machine
She called her husband mister
And walked real tall and pride
And used to buy me comic books
After grandpa died.
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on July 10, 2009 at 4:14pm
"Grandpa Was A Carpenter" by John Prine

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