Who Sang Whiskey in the Jar? Jerry Garcia & David Grisman

David Grisman Shady Grove cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996-10-29
length: 4:18
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Lyrics
As I was a-goin' over Gilgarra mountains
I met Colonel Pepper and his money he was counting
I drew forth my pistol and I rattled my sabre
Saying "stand and deliver, for I am a bold deceiver"

Chorus
Musha ringum duram da
Whack-fall the daddy-o
Whack-fall the daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar

The shining yellow coins did sure look bright and jolly
I took the money home and I gave it to my Molly
She promised and she vowed that she never would deceive me
But the devil's in the women for they never can be easy

[chorus]

When I awoke between the hours of six and seven
Guards were standing 'round me in numbers odd and even
I flew to my pistols, but alas I was mistaken
I fired off my pistols and a prisoner was taken

[chorus]

They put me in jail without a judge or jury
For robbing Colonel Pepper in the morning so early
They didn't take my fist so I knocked down the sentry
And I bid a long farewell to that cold penitentiary

[chorus]

Some take delight in fishing and bowling
Others take delight in carriage a-rollin'
I take delight in the juice of the barley
Courting pretty women in the morning so early

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Shady Grove
  • 2 Stealin'
  • 3 Off to Sea Once More
  • 4 The Sweet Sunny South
  • 5 Louis Collins
  • 6 Fair Ellender
  • 7 Jackaroo
  • 8 Casey Jones
  • 9 Dreadful Wind and Rain
  • 10 I Truly Understand
  • 11 The Handsome Cabin Boy
  • 12 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 13 Down in the Valley

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin