Whiskey In The Jar Lyrics

The Dubliners

publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Barney Mckenna, Ciaron Bourke, John Edmund Sheehan, Luke Kelly, Ronald Joseph Drew, Dp
album: No. 3 track in album More of the Hard Stuff
release date: 1967
popularity : 23147 users have visited this page.
length: 2:34
arranger: The Dubliners
performer: The Dubliners
producer: Phil Coulter

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

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
But I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken


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


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

Thanks to Brian for the correction

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Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Muirsheen Durkin'
  • 2 Poor Old Dicey Riley
  • 3 A Nation Once Again
  • 4 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 5 The Old Triangle
  • 6 A Pub With No Beer
  • 7 Kelly, the Boy From Killan
  • 8 Croppy Boy
  • 9 Sullivan John
  • 10 Come and Join the British Army
  • 11 The Herring
  • 12 Mormon Braes
  • 13 Drink It Up Men
  • 14 Maloney Wants a Drink