“Are You There, Moriarity?”


"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?'"


For background on Harrigan and Braham, see the notes to "Babies on Our Block." - RBW

Cross references


  • LOCSheet, sm1876 07624, "Are You There Moriarty!," Wm. A. Pond (New York), 1876(tune)


  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 149, "Are You There, Moriarity" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA149


Author: Words: Edward Harrigan / Music: David Braham (1838-1905)
Earliest date: 1876 (sheer music, LOCSheet, sm1876 07624)
Keywords: police humorous
Found in: Australia