Are You There, Moriarity?
DESCRIPTION: "I'm a policeman sheikh or a pip or a peak, And the girls around my beat, So nice and clean they say, That's him... I'm a handy fellow at a custard, I take it into 'custardy,' And the kids all cry as I go by, 'Are you there, Moriarity?'"
AUTHOR: Words: Edward Harrigan / Music: David Braham (1838-1905)
EARLIEST DATE: 1876 (sheer music, LOCSheet, sm1876 07624)
KEYWORDS: police humorous
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 149, "Are You There, Moriarity" (1 text, 1 tune)
LOCSheet, sm1876 07624, "Are You There Moriarty!," Wm. A. Pond (New York), 1876(tune)
cf. "Good Old Mountain Dew" (tune, per OLochlainn)
NOTES: For background on Harrigan and Braham, see the notes to "Babies on Our Block." - RBW
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