#VerseLove – Origin Songs

Day 7 of 30

My actual Ancestry composition

Chris Goering, songwriter from Arkansas, inspires us to write songs of our origins today at http://www.ethicalela.com as part of VerseLove! For my poem, I consulted my 23 and Me Report to see where in the world I came from.  Since I was born in Georgia, I changed the lyrics of Georgia on my Mind to reflect my DNA Report.  Now I understand the constant pull to travel and see parts of Europe. My roots are calling. With a nod to the one and only Ray Charles……

Europe On My Mind

London, Dublin

The whole strand through (the whole strand through)

23 and Me

Keeps Europe on my mind (Europe on my mind)

I sing now Ireland, Grandma

Your red hair explained (image of you)

Comes as understood

As Celtic knots of strength

Family roots extend to me

Tree leaf traits wave tenderly

In cradled branch of oak I see

My heart beats back to you

Oh Scandinavia! Germany, France, too….

Footprints I feel (footprints I feel)

Now I understand, too

Why travel’s on my mind (travel’s on my mind)

Family roots extend to me

Tree leaf traits wave tenderly

In cradled branch of oak I see

My heart beats back to you

Woah, Europe, Europe

Footprints I feel (footprints I feel)

Now I understand, too

Why travel’s on my mind (travel’s on my mind)

23 and Me

Keeps Europe on my mind (Europe on my mind)

Genesis 9:19

These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.

Listen to Georgia On My Mind Here

3 Replies to “#VerseLove – Origin Songs”

  1. Now this is fun–and your origins play into this in so many ways: the song, the places, the cultural symbols (Celtic knot, e.g.). And the refrain!–“Tree leaf traits wave tenderly / In cradled branch of oak I see / My heart beats back to you”–such a clever manipulation of the original.

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