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Obama Sings Sweet Home Chicago

Anyone with even the slightest doubt as to President Barack Hussein Obama’s Irishness, take a look at this short clip.

Last night, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an incredible group of performers for a night of blues music as part of the PBS “In Performance at the White House” series.

After a little encouragement from the legendary B.B.King, the President, in true Irish fashion, took the mic from rock legend Mick Jagger, and sang a few lines of, “Sweet Home Chicago.”

Blues music has humble beginnings with roots in slavery and segregation, in a society that rarely treated black Americans with the dignity and respect that human beings deserve and expect.

So maybe on St Patrick’s day (Irish:Lá Fhéile Pádraig,) when he accepts the Irish Shamrock, he might give us a belt of “The 40 Shades Of Green,” and raise our spirits not just here back home in Tipperary, but for all Irish emigrants everywhere.

Mr President even the chorus would do:-

But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town
and most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown
I long again to see and do the things we’ve done and seen
where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar and there’s Forty Shades of Green.

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