Have you studied your family history?

     Have you built up your family tree?

Of course there are other relations

     Who're looking for you and for me.


I’ve found that a far removed cousin

     Was an Earl from the Isle of Wight.

Their daughter in law, though divorced now,

     Had a father, a very rich knight.


The daughter of  grandmama's uncle

       Fell in love with a sportsman in Spain;

Then they both went to live in Jamaica

     And neither were heard of again.


My grandfather's long lost relation

     Was transported for stealing a cow –

But it seems he was very productive

   For we’ve hundreds more relatives now.


Family history can be quite absorbing:

     It can bring you some laughs to your life -

Or you could hit on something disturbing:

     Your lost cousin is also your wife.


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