A Brief, More-or-less Musical Interlude

Our staff here at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center celebrate the winter holidays each year by exchanging cards, going out to dinner, mailing cards to our wonderful volunteers, and, in one unfortunate case, writing new lyrics to an old holiday song.

Here is this season’s effort.  Happy Holidays!

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No Place Like SC
(with apologies to The Carpenters)

Oh there’s no place like SC for Genealogy,
For no matter how far your ancestors may dwell
When you long to fill that branch upon your family tree
You can’t beat Special Collections at DPL.

We found a man who died in Tennessee, while he was headin’ for
Pennsylvania and his wife and three kids there.
From Pennsylvania, his survivors traveled to our ‘sippi River shore
From Atlantic to Pacific
Gee, our research is terrific!

Oh there’s no place like SC for Genealogy,
For no matter how far your ancestors may dwell
When you long to fill that branch upon your family tree
You can’t beat Special Collections at DPL.

We found a lady once from Illinois and she was widowed twice
Divorced once and engaged a time or two
We found all her papers from each time they threw the rice
From birth to death to marriage
Our records you can’t disparage.

Oh there’s no place like SC for Genealogy,
For no matter how far away your ancestors may be
If you want to fill your ahentafels* with a million names
For Genealogy, you can’t beat the staff in SC!
For Genealogy, you can’t beat the staff in SC!

 

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*Ancestor tables—we have those, too!

(posted—and written—by Sarah, who is very sorry and promises not to do it again until next year)

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