Longford and Killashee celebrated as Tim Kaine gets his own Irish roots song from Ireland’s Barack Obama songsters ‘The Corrigan Brothers’

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Alan Walsh

Longford and Killashee celebrated as Tim Kaine gets his own Irish roots song from Ireland’s Barack Obama songsters ‘The Corrigan Brothers’

US Vice President candidate Tim Kaine and running mate of Hillary Clinton, pictured with his family in 2006 in Killashee, Co Longford.

The band behind ‘There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama’ which saw them chart all over the world are it again.

This time, ‘The Corrigan Brothers’ from Limerick, are celebrating Longford and Killashee’s most famous son, Tim Kaine, the US Vice Presidential candidate and running mate of Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The band have reworked their multi million youtube hit Obama song to celebrate the Irish roots of Longford’s potential US VP Tim Kaine.

The song entitled ‘Our Irish VP his name is Tim Kaine’ will be released on Saturday, October 15.

Lead singer Ger Corrigan said, "We were delighted to find out that Tim's paternal great grandfather was Patrick Farrell from Killashee, county Longford and we just had to celebrate it in song."

Lyrics of  ‘Our Irish VP his name is Tim Kaine’


Toor a loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a laine

An Irish VP his name is Tim Kaine


In dear old Ireland

In Killashee

The place of Tim Kaine’s

Ancestry

His people were Farrell's

Farming was their game

The Irish ancestors

Of VP Tim Kaine


Toor a loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a lee

Let's hear it for Kaine the Irish VP


On Hilary's ticket

He's her number 2

out stump old Trump

Turn the Whitehouse blue

Get out the harmonica

Let the party begin

Great days for the the Irish

Let's hear it for Tim


Toor a loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a laine

The VP is Irish his name is Tim Kaine


From Donegal

Down to Castlemaine

They'll drink a toast

To our boy Tim Kaine

From Belfast to Blarney

And down to Tralee

They'll be cheering for Tim

The Irish VP