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There's No One As Irish As Barack O'Bama....

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My heritage is Irish all the way to the core.
How pleased I am to learn that President Barack Obama is of Irish heritage, as well!
I'm not kidding you, peeps....here's the skinny on this:

Moneygall is a small village in County Offaly, Ireland.
It has a population of approximately 300 people.
There is a Roman Catholic church, five shops, a post office, a national school, a police station and two pubs.
President Barack Obama's great-great-great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, emigrated from Moneygall to New York City at the age of 19 in 1850 and eventually resettled in Tipton County, Indiana.
Kearney's father had been the village shoemaker, then a wealthy skilled trade.

An Irish band, The Corrigan Brothers, have written and recorded a fantastic song in tribute to President Obama. He was suitably impressed with their music and invited the band to perform this song, which is already an internet phenomenon, in the day parade on the Irish American float, and also at President Obama's official Inauguration Party. How totally cool is that?

And, now for this great song, No One As Irish As Barack O'Bama!
Turn up the volume and enjoy.
Here are a couple of versions. I love the cartoon, with the Secret Service agents doing a passable "Riverdance!"

This is the cartoon version, karaoke-style...
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=HplZ_taHXLM

Here are the Corrigan Brothers with their hit...
I've posted the lyrics below the video.

No One As Irish As Barack O'Bama
~ The Corrigan Brothers

O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

You don't believe me, I hear you say
But Barack's as Irish, as was JFK.
His granddaddy's daddy came from Moneygall
A small Irish village, well known to you all.

Toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a lama
There's no one as Irish As Barack O'Bama

He's as Irish as bacon and cabbage and stew
He's Hawaiian, he's Kenyan, American, too!
He’s in the White House, he took his chance.
Now let’s see Barack do Riverdance

Toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a lama
There's no one as Irish As Barack O'Bama

From Kerry and Cork to old Donegal,
Let’s hear it for Barack from old Moneygall;
From the lakes of Killarney to old Connemara...
There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama

O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama.
From the old Blarney Stone to the great hill of Tara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

2008 the white house is green,
They're cheering in Mayo and in Skibereen.
The Irish in Kenya, and in Yokahama
Are cheering for President Barack O’Bama.

O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

The hockey Mom's gone, and so is McCain
They are cheering in Texas and in Borrisokane,
In Moneygall town, the greatest of drama
For our famous President Barack O'Bama.

Toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a lama
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

The great Stephen Neill, a great man of God,
He proved that Barack was from the Auld Sod
They came by bus and they came by car,
To celebrate Barack in Ollie Hayes’s Bar!

O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama.


Comments (2)

Thanks for sharing this Brenda. I love it!

Brenda :

Me, too!
It reminds me of the wit and dry Irish humour in my family, which is full to the brim with Irishers!

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