Foreign Types With The Hookah Pipes Say


Ay oh whey oh.

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

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 who dug the river Nile
For no one but an Irishman would fight a crocodile

I think these Micks were Turks Mohammedans and Ghurks
They speak of “Irish Turkey” till today
Cleopatra was a colleen who came from Connemara
She lost her nationality while roaming in Sahara

The Irish Were Egyptians Long Ago, (1940)

Pharaoh nuff.

Via Baylor University

Thanks Historical Dub

7 thoughts on “Foreign Types With The Hookah Pipes Say

    1. Nigel

      Er, wow. It was common when Gaelic chieftans were having their ancestry compiled and recorded for there to be a bit of a leap where actual record memory ran out, usually coinciding with the supposed arrival of the Milesians, to having them descended from Moses, and from him all the way back to Adam and Eve. Whether that’s how the myth of the grail being at Tara came about, I don’t know. All sorts of fake romantic histories were concocted in the 18th century and entered the popular imagination, muddying things up completely. Where Mr or Mrs, er, PO Box 6205 is getting their history from is anyone’s guess. Probably this very song.

    2. The Old Boy

      The Irish Times letters page doesn’t have nearly as many eloquent yet certifiable correspondents these days. It’s a great shame.

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