Quiz of The Month: Is Obama Irish?

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So, les jeux sont faits. Barack has won. Congratulations, Barack.

One thing you for sure don’t know: Some five years back, after having read Barack Obama’s book Dreams from my father, I told my dear boyfriend : Keep an eye on this gentleman. He is to be the next president of the USA. My boyfriend, at that time, told me —as he did so many times and still does— : ‘You are talking nonsense again.’ I leave it to your own appreciation if I was right or wrong some five years ago…

I have a dream too: I wish I could foresee all winning numbers available on the entire planet…

 

written by Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys

 

Lyrics:

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 Hill of Tara
There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama

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

He’s as Irish as bacon and cabbage and stew
He’s Hawaiian, Kenyan, American too
If he succeeds, and he has a chance
I’ sure our Barack will do Riverdance

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 OBama

Tooral – U Tooral U Tooral U Toor a lama
There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama

 

* NEW VERSES:

His Mam’s daddy’s granddaddy was one Falmuth Kearney
He’s as Irish as any from the Lakes of Killarney
His Mam’s from a long line of great Irish Mammas
There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama

He looks after his own, a true son of St. Patrick
He chose as his mate, Joe Biden, a Catholic,
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 OBama’s name, you can shout it
Whether apostrophe or inverted comma
There’s no one as Irish as Barack OBama

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 OBama

Last Chorus:
Tooral – U Tooral S Tooral A Toor a lama
There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama
Tooral – U Tooral S Tooral A Toor a lama
There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama

Original version written by the Corrigan Brothers.
New(*) and adapted verses written by Shay Black and others.

 

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