(March 12, 2012)
With St. Patrick's Day only five days away the newest Irish drinking song has now been unveiled on YouTube by the popular Corrigan Brothers Band, and by faith n' begorra wouldn't you know it, the lads from Ireland are saluting one of their own, the World's #1 golfer, Rory Mcilroy.
As Lead singer Ger Corigan puts it: "Rory deserves a song to mark this milestone. It is a remarkable achievement for an Irishman, it is great to see Rory make it to World number one"
So if you're donning the green and planning to down one for Rory this coming St. Paddy's Day here are the words to a very simple tune.
In Hollywood Ireland, in the county of Down
they're celebratin' and paintin' the town.
In the Honda classic in the Florida sun
young Mcilroy became golf's number one.
When he was a young boy his ambition unfurled
he wanted to be number one in the world.
Instead of pitchin' on to the green
he chipped into his mum's washing machine.
Four rounds of great golf, four rounds of great scores
on the PGA National course
The talented Tiger came with a late run
but Rory held out to be number one.
On the greens and on tees, in rough and in sand
his clubs are like magic wands in his hand
And all of his fans are wishin' and hopin'
that he'll win more majors, the Masters and Opens
So here's to the young man and what he's done
on top of the world he is golf's number one
With a smile on his face he's golf's wonderboy
the World's Number One Rory McIlroy
Of course there was a tune penned for the former world number one, Tiger Woods, and sung (sort of) by Steel Panther, but it wasn't quite so complimentary.
As for St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver, have a look at Inside Vancouver for the 8th annual Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 18, 2012!
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