Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar Lyrics

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As I was goin' over
The Cork and Kerry Mountains
I saw Captain Farrell
And his money, he was countin'
I first produced my pistol
And then produced my rapier
I said, "Stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya"

I took all of his money
And it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money,
Yeah, and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she loved me,
No, never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman,
Yeah, for you know she tricked me easy

Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da
Whack for my daddy, oh
Whack for my daddy, oh
There's whiskey in the jar, oh

Being drunk and weary
I went to Molly's chamber
Takin' Molly with me
But I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven,
Yeah, in walked Captain Farrell
I jumped up, fired my pistols
And I shot him with both barrels

Yeah, musha rain dum a doo, dum a da, ha, yeah
Whack for my daddy, oh
Whack for my daddy, oh
There's whiskey in the jar, oh

Yeah, whiskey, yo, whiskey
Oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, yeah

Now some men like a fishin'
But some men like the fowlin'
Some men like to hear,
To hear the cannonball roarin'
Me, I like sleepin',
'Specially in my Molly's chamber
But here I am in prison,
Here I am with a ball and chain, yeah

Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da, heh, heh
Whack for my daddy, oh
Whack for my daddy, oh
There's whiskey in the jar, oh, yeah
Whiskey in the jar, oh

Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da
Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da, hey
Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da
Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da, yeah
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Free Speech for the Dumb
  • 2 It's Electric
  • 3 Sabbra Cadabra
  • 4 Turn the Page
  • 5 Die, Die My Darling
  • 6 Loverman
  • 7 Mercyful Fate: Satan's Fall / Curse of the Pharaohs / A Corpse Without Soul / Into the Coven / Evil
  • 8 Astronomy
  • 9 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 10 Tuesday's Gone
  • 11 The More I See
    CD 2
  • 1 Helpless
  • 2 The Small Hours
  • 3 The Wait
  • 4 Crash Course in Brain Surgery
  • 5 Last Caress / Green Hell
  • 6 Am I Evil?
  • 7 Blitzkrieg
  • 8 Breadfan
  • 9 The Prince
  • 10 Stone Cold Crazy
  • 11 So What
  • 12 Killing Time
  • 13 Overkill
  • 14 Damage Case
  • 15 Stone Dead Forever
  • 16 Too Late Too Late


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Arr Lynott
    album: Track in album Garage Inc.
    release date: 1998-11-24
    popularity : 1685 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Blues Rock/Punk/Heavy Metal/Thrash/Hard Rock/Arena Rock
    length: 5:05
    producer: Bob Rock
    mixer: Randy Staub
    recorded by: Randy Staub
    co-producer: James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich
    arranger: Thin Lizzy
    writer: [traditional]
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596229920
    script: Latin