I had all kinds of happy messages from Dublin on Inauguration Day. Made me miss the place more than usual. I only lived there at a time when it was very hard, as just one person, to balance out the extreme Irish distaste for George Bush. I was told that Irish people automatically distrust Republican US Presidents and give Democrats the benefit of the doubt. It killed me when people would say something like, “Do you know that your President did [fill in the blank]!” Like either I had some direct line to call him up, or worse, like I had no idea of what went on the in US.
Anyway, I love the way this singer pronounces “Barack”. Took me right back, and and I would probably pronounce it the same if I were living there, just to fit in.
It’s by Hardy Gill and you can read the words here.