Are you there, Moriarity

Lyrics

When first I came to Dublin town
’twas in eighteen eighty three
I went direct, with me head erect
For to join the D.M.P.
Me majestic feet woke Kevin Street
As I walked up proud and free
For well I knew they could not do
Without me, MORIARITY
I’m a well known bobby of the stalwart squad
I belong to the D.M.P.
And the girls all cry as I pass by
Are you there, MORIARITY ?

On, on, I went without accident
Till the station came in view
Then myself I saw, as a limb of the law
Dressed out like a big boy blue
As thro’ the gate of me future fate
I strode on manfully
All the police cried when they seen me stride
And is this MORIARITY ?
I’m a well known bobby of the stalwart squad
I belong to the D.M.P.
And the girls all cry as I pass by
Are you there, MORIARITY ?

With no delay, I drew me pay
And began for to study too
A policeman I soon became
Prepared for me job to do
Thieves far and near, I filled with fear
Gaol-birds avoided me
Malefactors trembled when they heard
Here’s MORIARITY
I’m a well known bobby of the stalwart squad
I belong to the D.M.P.
And the girls all cry as I pass by
Are you there, MORIARITY ?

When to court I went, on business bent
The Judge on his bench looked grim
But after awhile I’d see him smile
If I happened to glance at him
Then I’d hear him say in a solemn way
“Now, and who could that man be?”
“My Lord” said the clerk, “he’s a man of mark
Name of MORIARITY”
I’m a well known bobby of the stalwart squad
I belong to the D.M.P.
And the girls all cry as I pass by
Are you there, MORIARITY ?

The ladies too, I very soon knew
Were smitten, one and all
For beneath me spell, they quickly fell
And I held them in me thrall
With me handsome face, with me charm and grace
They thought and they dreamt of me
And when I’d pass by, I could hear them sigh
“Oh, I love MORIARITY”
I’m a well known bobby of the stalwart squad
I belong to the D.M.P.
And the girls all cry as I pass by
Are you there, MORIARITY ?

When me work is done and me course is run
And I’ve walked on me last long beat,
And to Heaven’s shore, I’ll quickly soar
Saint Peter there to meet
Sure I hope he’ll say, in a kindly way
“Is it there, Tim, yourself I see ?
Your reward, you’ve won for your work well done
Step in, MORIARITYā€¯
I’m a well known bobby of the stalwart squad
I belong to the D.M.P.
And the girls all cry as I pass by
Are you there, MORIARITY ?


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County

Dublin


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