Ay, it's a good day, lads, for all of us out there with Irish blood pumping through our veins. As it turns out, our president-elect, Barack Obama, has roots that dig deep into the Emerald Isle. Heck, he practically bleeds green, folks.
His great-great-great-grandfather came from Moneygall in County Offaly.
Being a good portion Irish meself, I for one, am thrilled. And I'm not the only one. A lovely band by the name of Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys (which also gets my vote for best band name ever) has even written a song about this wonderful development.
Called "There's No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama," it has become a huge hit on YouTube, getting over half a million hits. Click the video to the left to watch.
And for those of you not savvy with the heavy Irish tongue, here's a glimpse at some of the lyrics:
"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"
So let's all have a pint and celebrate. I know I will be (just as soon as the boss isn't looking).
To find out more about Hardy Drew, click here.
Update: Sadly, Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys have changed their name to the much less fun Corrigan Brothers. Boo. Their new website is www.corriganbrothers.com.
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