Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"Searching" by Randy

SEARCHING
Lyrcs by Randy Seaver
(sung to the tune of "Searchin'" by the Coasters (1958))

(Gonna find 'em,)
(Gonna find 'em.)

I've been searching, un-huh,
Searching all my ti-ime a-way.
Looking for Thomas J. Newton,
I know I'll find him some day.

(Gonna find 'em,)
(Gonna find 'em.)

I've been searching, uh-huh,
Searching my time a-way.
Looking for Elizabeth Dill,
I know I'll find her some day.


If I have to walk a graveyard,
You know I will.
If I have to storm a library,
You know I will.
And if she's hiding up on Beacon Hill
I'm really gonna find her,
I just know I will.

Cause I've been searching,
Oh yeah, searching,
Searching my time away.

(Gonna find 'em,)
(Gonna find 'em.)

Elizabeth Shown Mills and
Arlene Eakle got nothing on me,
Christine Rose, Dick Eastman
And Megan Smolenyak, you see.
They can't find them either,
But I'm searching my life a-way.

I've been searching,
Searching all my time a-way.
I'm looking for William Knapp,
I know I'll find him some day.

I'm searching,
Oh yeah, searching.

(Gonna find 'em,)
(Gonna find 'em.)


I've been searching, uh-huh,
Searching my time a-way.
I'm looking for Cornelia Bresee,
I know I'll find her some day.

No matter where they're hiding,
They'll see me coming down the street.
Looking for all my Ancestors
Still hiding well from me.

I'm still searching,
Oh Lord, searching,
Searching my time away.
Yeah, Yeah.

But I'm like those genealogists,
who look in every place,
Trying to find records
It's a very long race.

I'm searching, uh-huh,
Searching my life away.

(Gonna find 'em,)
(Gonna find 'em.)

Really? When? Where? How?
Oh baby, you know what I want.

The words in parentheses are background singers. The lyrics don't match the music exactly, but what the heck. You get the idea. I wish I could sing. We could have a ball at a conference singing genealogy lyrics to old rock songs, eh?

1 comment:

HappyDae said...

Randy,

I wouldn't restrict the tunes to old rock songs. Folk songs, musicals, even Gregorian Chants would be fun.

Oh, BTW, the song was recorded by the Robins, who later became the Coasters.

Happy Dae.
http://www.ShoeStringGenealogy.com/ssg1.htm