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GUEST,Boocal Lyr Add: Obama Irish song (38) ADD Verses: Barack O'Bama 29 Sep 08


This song has been spreading, virus-like, on You Tube. It chronicles in verse Barack Obama's historic journey to become the first Black Irish President of the United States.

See:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EADUQWKoVek
Hit the little button that says "Watch in high quality."

Recorded by Cal Herrmann, with help from Micha Dunston, on September 14th, 2008 at the Sunday night Irish music session at the Starry Plough pub in Berkeley, California.
http://www.starryploughpub.com/history/
This is an open music and song session, now running weekly for over thirteen years.

The basics of the song started with the Corrigan Brothers in Ireland. www.HardyDrew.com They placed a vid on You tube. The extra words, with a different interpretation and presentation, by Shay Black at Lark Music camp in August '08.


Barack O'Bama
Lyrics: The Corrigan Brothers, Shay Black and Chris Caswell
Shay challenged people to write extra verses and these contributions came from Celia Ramsey, Chris Caswell, Walter Askew (Salty Walt), Craig Johnson, Tom Clancy, Barry Gleeson, Dave Sahn, Peter Heelan.
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Chorus:                                                        
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 green Hills of Tara
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 our own JFK
His granddaddy's granddaddy came from Moneygall
A village in Offaly, well known to you all.

His mam's daddy's granddaddy was Falmuth Kearney
He's as Irish as any from the Lakes of Killarney
His mam's from a long line of great Irish Mamma's
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.
And if he succeeds and he has a chance
I'm sure that our Barack will do Riverdance

He looks after his own, a true son of St. Patrick
He chose as his mate, Joe Biden, a Cat'lick,
Proddies, Jews, Muslims, even the Dalai Lama
Know there's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama.

Our Barack's a hero, I've heard them say
Fenian to Kenyan, the American Way
He's Cuchulainn, Liongo, not Vishnu or Brahma
But there's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

A name is a name and there's no doubt about it
Barack O'Bama's name, you can shout it
Whether apostrophe or inverted comma
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama.

Now you Hillary supporters don't you vote for McCain
And the VP needs brains, so forget about Palin
With Cheney and Bush, they are all ignorama
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

Last Chorus:                                                         
Tooral - U,
Tooral - S,
Tooral - A,
Toor a lama                 
There's no one as Irish as
Barack O'Bama

Transferred from duplicate thread.
el joe clone


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