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Nama the musical: Listen to 'Bye Bye Daithi McKay' to the tune of American Pie

The latest twist in the Nama scandal involving leaked Twitter messages which cost a Sinn Fein MLA his job might not immediately strike you a premise for a song.

But to the tune of American Pie - Mervyn Tubes McIntyre brings you Bye Bye Daithi McKay.

It laments the turbulent past week in politics where the former Sinn Fein MLA resigned hours after leaked Twitter messages were made public.

They appeared to show how Mr McKay and another Sinn Fein member instructed loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson on what to say before he gave evidence to a key meeting of Stormont's finance committee which was investigating the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland loan book.

Last July independent TD Mick Wallace claimed that £7m in an offshore bank account linked to the deal had been earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician.

The video has been viewed more than 4,000 times already.

A portion of the lyrics read:

"Well bye bye Daithi McKay 

You put your trust in Bryson and he's likely a spy

Now we're all laughing while you sit and cry

Singing after all you ain't so fly, after all you ain't so fly."

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