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There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama 2012

03/01/2011 09:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The American election cycle is notoriously elongated, but it seems the Irish are nudging us to get a move on, already! Today is the beginning of Irish-American Heritage Month and rumors are buzzing that President Obama will visit Ireland in May, one hopes with a trip to his ancestral hometown of Moneygall where he can raise a pint in Ollie Hayes's pub.

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If so, it's a given that the Corrigan Brothers will entertain all present with their 2012 election version of There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama, which includes a shout-out to yours truly and Stephen Neill for our genealogical sleuthing. I salute the Corrigan Brothers not only for the song itself (consider yourself warned - it's infectious), but also for managing to slip a name like "Smolenyak" in there. That couldn't have been easy.

And just in case you're the kind who, like myself, requires a little "too ra loo ra loo ral" guidance, here are the lyrics:

Toor a Loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a lama

Our Irish President Barack Obama

You must believe it

He's here to stay

The Irish President

Will have his day

Forget the tea party

And all their drama

In two thousand and twelve

It's Barack Obama

So Megan Smo lenyak

And Stephen Neill

What a family tree

you did reveal

From Moneygall town

In old Offally

The President's roots

And his family

O'Leary O'Reilly O'Hare and O'Hara

Vote Irish and President Barack Obama

He's as Irish as River Dance

Guinness and Joyce

Two thousand and twelve

There's only one choice

From Boston to Austin

And up to Montana

They'll be voting for

President Barack Obama

O'Leary O'Reilly O'Hare and O'Hara

Vote Irish and President Barack Obama

From the green glens of Antrim

To old Lisdoonvarna

There's one Irish President

Barack Obama

He fought like a tiger

Healthcare was his aim

He took on the bankers

At their own game

Justice for all

That is his goal

President Obama's

Got Irish Soul

Toor a Loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a lama

Our Irish President Barack Obama

Two thousand and twelve

The shamrock will flow

When our famous President

Gives it a go

And old Sarah Palin

Well her destiny

A reality show

On cable tv

O'Leary O'Reilly O'Hare and O'Hara

Vote Irish and President Barack Obama

O'Leary O'Reilly O'Hare and O'Hara

Vote Irish and President Barack Obama