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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Drink a drop o' the pure for President O'Bama by mrsthing on 19 January 2009 10:47pm
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xkw8ip43Vk

By Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys, AKA the Corrigan Brothers.
 
Re: Drink a drop o' the pure for President O'Bama by Lounge Trekker on 19 January 2009 10:57pm
 
Hah hah hah! "Now let's see Barrack do River Dance!"

Lounge Laughter
 
Re: Drink a drop o' the pure for President O'Bama by mrsthing on 20 January 2009 9:30am
 
As someone pointed out in the YouTube comments section, his first name is pronounced "buh-ROCK", but it's still a funny song, and not the least bit mean-spirited. He really does have an Irish ancestor.

And I'd like to point out that those are Scottish pipes the children are playing in the clip, not Irish pipes. But Scottish pipes are louder and more popular, and probably easier to play. I saw someone playing Irish pipes once, and I couldn't imagine how he did it! A bag under each arm that had to be pumped at different times and not in rhythm with the music. Good grief!
 
Re: Drink a drop o' the pure for President O'Bama by geordiegirl on 20 January 2009 8:30pm
 
I just love the name of the band!!

I can't get youtube, but we in Geordieland (Northumberland) have our own variation on bagpipes: they're played under the arm, I think, and sound very good (well I'm prejudiced).
Yes, playing them ain't easy, Judy, but there are SO many traditional tunes -playing Nortumbrian pipes is still alive & well in Northumberland. Many live concerts.

PS: they've not always been popular. Many really old carvings show pigs playing pipes: pig-squeals are equating to the sound of the pipes in the carver's opinion!
 



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