Whiskey In The Jar Lyrics

Celtic Thunder


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Phil Coulter
album: Track 11 in album Heritage
release date: 2011-2-1
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic
length: 3:58

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Celtic Thunder Heritage cover art
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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" for he were a bold deceiver

[Chorus]
Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Whack for my daddy-o. Whack for my 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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

't was 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

[Chorus]

Now there's some take delight in the carriages a rolling
and others take delight in the hurling and the bowling
but I take delight in the juice of the barley
and courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early

[Chorus]

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' through Killkenny
And I'm sure he'll treat me better than my own a-sporting Jenny

[Chorus]


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Dutchman
  • 2 Buachaill Ón Eirne
  • 3 Black Is The Color
  • 4 My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
  • 5 Home From The Sea
  • 6 Just A Song At Twilight
  • 7 The Galway Girl
  • 8 Gold & Silver Days
  • 9 Noreen
  • 10 Kindred Spirits
  • 11 Whiskey In The Jar
  • 12 Red Rose Café
  • 13 A Place In The Choir