whiskey in the jar


As I was a goin' over
the far famed Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell
and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol and I
then produced my rapier
Saying "Stand and deliver" f
or he were a bold deceiver

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o,
wack fall the daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money
and it made a pretty penny
I put it in me pocket
and I took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore
that she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women
for they never can be easy

I went up to my chamber,
all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels
and for sure 't was no wonder
But Jenny drew me charges
and she filled them up with water
Then sent for captain Farrell
to be ready for the slaughter

'twas early in the morning,
just before I rose to travel
Up comes a band of footmen
and likewise captain Farrell
I first produced me pistol
for she stole away me rapier
I couldn't shoot the water,
so a prisoner I was taken

If anyone can aid me 't
 is my brother in the army
If I can find his station
 in Cork or in Killarney
And if he'll go with me,
we'll go rovin' in Kilkenny
And I'm sure he'll treat me better
than my own a-sporting Jenny