Thursday, December 25, 2008

Limey Rich Frith


Limey Rich Frith went to London
Riding on a po-ny
Stowed aboard a westbound ship
And called it Disco-ver-y*

Limey Rich Frith went to Jamestown
Riding Disco-ver-y
Strutted down the starboard ramp
And called it "My Vir-gin-y!"

Jamestown Rich Frith, keep it up
Jamestown Rich Frith dan-dy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be han-dy!

Jamestown Rich Frith had a son
A-riding on a la-dy
Named him Nate Frith who left home
And moved to Caro-line-y

N-C Nate Frith, keep it up
N-C Nate Frith dan-dy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be han-dy!

N-C Nate Frith had a lisp
But he was quite the spoo-ner
When he had his only son
He named him Nate Thrift, Ju-nior

Junior Nate Thrift, keep it up
Junior Nate Thrift dan-dy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be han-dy!

Junior Nate Thrift spread his seed
Down South and Indi-an-y
Some came back to Caro-line
And that is my hi-stor-y



for read write poem prompt #58, go ancestral (other poems)
based on Yankee Doodle (Traditional Lyrics)


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* Richard Frith, laborer is listed in Jamestown's Earliest Settlers. Discovery was the first of several ships with that name that brought settlers to Jamestown. The relationship of 'Thrift' to 'Frith' is assayed in Thrift: One Name Study. (Thrift as descendant of Frith, in Thrift/Frith/Firth Surname DNA Project.)

The story above is, to some degree of accuracy, a true account of my genealogy. (See From James Towne 1607 to NC 1997 by Michael Thrift. Michael is my second cousin, via our great-father, William Francis Thrift.)