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Moses Ritooraliay


by Clancy Brothers. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - W


MOSES RI-TOORAL-I-AY
(Brain O'Higgins)
The policeman walked out, oh, so proud on his beat
When a vision came to him of stripes on his sleeve;
"Promotion," he whispered, "I'll try for today,
So its come with me Mister Ri-tooral-i-ay."
"Come tell me your name," says the limb of the law
To the little fat man selling wares on the straw.
"What's that, sir? Me name, sir? Why it's there on display
And it's Moses Ri-tooral-i-ooral-i-ay."
Now, the trial it came on and it lasted a week.
One judge said 'twas German; another, 'twas Greek-
"Prove you're lrish," said the policeman "and beyond it say nay;
And we'll sit on it, Moses Ri-tooral-i-ay."
Now the prisoner stepped up there as stiff as a crutch.
"Are you lrish or English or German or Dutch?"
"I'm a Jew, sir; I'm a Jew, sir," that came over to stay.
And my name it is Moses Ri-tooral-i-ay."
"We're two of a kind." said the judge to the Jew;
"You're a cousin of Briscoe and I am one too.
This numbskull has blundered and for it will pay."
"Wisha that's right," says Moses Ri-tooral-i-ay.
There's a garbage eollcctor who works down our strset;
He once was a policeman, the pride of his beat.
And he moans all the night and he groans all the day,
Singing," Moses Ri-tootal-i-ooral-i-ay. "
Note: This reflects on the period when the Irish language was
outlawed in Ireland; the inability of the police to speak, or
even recognize the language presented enforcement problems.
Briscoe was Dublin's mayor. He was Jewish. (As the story
goes, "only in America."
Recorded by Clancys
See also LIMBLAW
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Album: Other Songs B - W Lyrics
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  1. Banks of the Roses
  2. Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe
  3. Black Cavalry
  4. Bold Odonahue
  5. Bold Robert Emmet
  6. Boulavogue
  7. Brennan on the moor
  8. Calton Weaver
  9. Coortin in the Kitchen
  10. Cruiskeen Lawn
  11. Dirty Old Town
  12. Down by the Glenside
  13. Finnegans Wake
  14. Galway Bay
  15. Gypsy Rover
  16. Henry Joy
  17. I Know My Love
  18. Ill Tell Me Ma
  19. Jennifer Gentle
  20. Johnny I Harldy Knew Ye
  21. Johnny Mac Adoo
  22. Kelly the Boy from Killanne
  23. Love of the north
  24. Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
  25. Mingulay Boat Song
  26. Moonshiner
  27. Moses Ritooraliay
  28. Mush Mush
  29. My Johnny Lad
  30. Quare Bungle Rye
  31. Rockin the Cradle
  32. Seeds of Love
  33. So Early in the Morning
  34. The Bantry Girls Lament
  35. The Braes O Balquiddher Wild Mountain Thyme
  36. The D Day Dodgers
  37. The Lowlands of Holland
  38. The Men of the West
  39. The Old Orange Flute
  40. The Patriot Game
  41. Theyre Moving Fathers Grave to Build a Sewer
  42. Three Score and Ten
  43. Water is All Right in Tay
  44. Whack Fol the Diddle
  45. Whiskey You're The Devil
  46. Why Paddys Not at Work Today
  47. Wild Rover
  48. Wild Rover (no Nay Never)
  49. Will Ye Go Lassie, Go?

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