Sunday, January 25, 2009

Return of the Clip of the Week!

I thought that this was an appropriate clip to mark the return of CoTW.

A little background on this song: It's sung by an Irish band, the Corrigan Brothers (although it says something different at the beginning of the song). In this song, the band offers its own special tribute to our new president.

And now for a little history, which I'm taking from an E-mail I just received (I got the video from the same E-mail):

Moneygall is a small village in County Offaly, Ireland. It has a population of approximately 300 people, has a Roman Catholic church, five shops, a post office, a national school, a police station and two pubs.

President of the United States Barack Obama's great-great-great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney , emigrated from Moneygall to New York City at the age of 19 in 1850 and eventually resettled in Tipton County , Indiana . Kearney's father had been the village shoemaker, then a wealthy skilled trade.

And now, the clip. Crank up your speakers, it's got some catchy lyrics:

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