Whiskey in the Jar

1)  As I was going over far famed Kerry Mountains

I met with Captain Farrell and my money he was counting.

I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier,

Saying stand and deliver for you are my bold deceiver

 

Chorus:   Wish a ring and a do and a da, Whack for the daddy-oh,

Whack for the daddy-oh, it's whiskey in the jar.

 

2)  I counted all my money and it made a pretty penny.

I put it in my pocket and I gave it to my Jenny,

She sighed and swore that she never would deceive me

But the devil take the women for they never can be easy.

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3)  I went into my chamber for to take a slumber.

I dreamt of golden jewels and sure it was no wonder,

For Jenny took my charges and filled them up with water,

And sent for Captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter.

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4)  If anyone can save me, its my brother in the army.

I think that he is stationed in Cork or in Killarney.

And if hed come to join me, wed go rovin in Kilkenny.

I swear hed treat me better than me darling sporting Jenny.

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