IRISH WERE EGYPTIANS LONG AGO, THE

IRISH WERE EGYPTIANS LONG AGO, THE
Song
Chris Smith
Alfred Bryan
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
E. H. Pfeiffer

I’ve studied things Egyptic
Those writings weird and cryptic
Upon the tombs that dot Sahara’s sands,
I’ve solved each strange inscription
Left by each wise Egyptian
And hold the mystic secret in my hands:
The Irish were Egyptians long ago,
Just read between the lines and you will know.

CHORUS
It must have been the Irish who built the Pyramids
For no one else could carry up the bricks.
It must have been a Doyle
That dug the river Nile,
For no one but an Irishman would fight a crocodile.
I think those Micks were Turks,
Mohammedans and Gurks,
They speak of “Irish Turkey” till today,
Cleopatra was a coleen who came from Connemara,
She lost her nationality while roaming in Sahara,
So all the Hooligans and all the Dooligans
Must have been Egyptians long ago.

It must have been the Irish who built the Pyramids
For no one else could carry up the bricks.
It must have been a Doyle
That dug the river Nile,
For no one but an Irishman would fight a crocodile.
Now ev’ry Houlihan once drove a caravan
I’ll say the same for ev’ry Mac and O
And when Moses went to Egypt and saw those Irish faces,
He took the name O’Calahan and chang’d it to Oasis,
So all the Hooligans and all the Dooligans
Must have been Egyptians long ago.

Egypt
IRISH WERE EGYPTIANS LONG AGO, THE