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There's No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama

There's No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama

Shay performed the song There's No One as Irish as Barack O’Bama
Song written by Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys.
Permission to add additional verses given to Shay Black and others by the Corrigan Brothers (Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys). Click here for lyrics.

Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys (Ger, Brian and Donncha Corrigan) and Shay Black are pleased to announce that they have resolved all of their earlier differences regarding the song ‘There’s No One As Irish As Barack Obama,’ written by Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys with additional lyrics added (by permission) by Shay Black and others.

Both Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys and Shay Black have posted their respective video versions of the song on YouTube:
Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eKZryEAzUg
Shay Black: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EADUQWKoVek

Following a telephone conversation between the band and Shay, the band now know that Shay’s intentions are sincere and that any confusion regarding authorship that might have been caused was not of Shay’s doing, and wish him success with his YouTube achievements.

Ger Corrigan of Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys says ‘We respect Shay, and his sincerity was made clear to us during my call with him. This is now behind both of us and we will get on together ensuring that the spirit of the song helps elect the great Irish Democrat Barack Obama!’

Shay says ‘I am proud to perform the lads’ song as my contribution to enlightening (and entertaining) the American voting public about Senator “O’Bama’s” Irish roots.’

The band will continue to work with Shay and intend to perform the song including Shay’s verses with Shay both in the USA and Ireland. Ideally they hope to host Shay as their guest in Moneygall, Co. Offaly, the birthplace of Obama’s Irish great-grandfather, and to hold a real Obama Fleadh when Mr. Obama makes a successful return to his Irish ancestral home.