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(Cornwall, Land of) My Father’s Father’s Mother.

(Cornwall, Land of) My Father’s Father’s Mother)

This is a song called ‘Cornwall, Land of my Father’s, Father’s Mother’.

My father’s father’s mother

she was a Cornish lass,

born to the sound of the fishing boats;

but all too quick those days did pass.

The Coastguard said to her father

‘You must travel east!’

He asked did they mean Torpoint?

They said ‘No, but that distance

twenty times increased’.

They travelled across the counties

Of Devon and Dorset, so;

and ended up in Hampshire

where my father’s father’s mother

had to grow.

She met a man from Berkshire

wherever that may be

they married and had children

so many progeny.

Until she died in childbirth

along with the baby,

and my father’s father cried in vain

for poor unfortunate Emma Jane

a mother never more to see,

so then he set off out to sea.

Spoken: But, this isn’t about him.

My father’s father’s mother

she was a Cornish lass.

#Ancestry (for those who came before)



Hopefully many years aparted

With lots of life lived in between.

And, yet, I look upon families

That live their lives

From the cradle

To the grave

In a few minutes.
The words don’t tell the stories

Of love and happiness –

And the darker times;

They just give dates and places

They don’t often give faces

To the names.

They rarely tell of the games played

The detail of the lives lead.
But, I build a picture of those

That came before

And went before

And are ‘not quite’

No more.

I Fell Out Of My Family Tree


When you can’t find your Auntie;

And your Granddad’s gone astray;

And you’ve checked for them in all the cupboards,

Perhaps they’re hidden away;

Waiting for you to find them;

But, ‘not’ among the coats and scarves;


So, if your Great-Great Grandad really can’t be found for all your trying;

Why not see if he’s on Ancestry.co.uk

Do a search with his details

Be they vague and a little unsure;

You might just find him –

And, maybe, his kith and your kin –

It’s a family tree possibility;

So why not seek your antecedents within.