Who Sang Whiskey in the Jar? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Graffiti Soul cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009-5-25
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock
length: 3:59
Some other versions of "Whiskey in the Jar"

Lyrics
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 you!"

Musha ring dum a doo dam a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she'd love me, never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman, for you know she tricked me easy

Musha ring dum a doo dam a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

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

Musha ring dum a do dam a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Now some men like the fishin' and some men like the fowlin'
And some men like to hear the cannon ball a-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 ring dum a do dam a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Moscow Underground
  • 2 Rockets
  • 3 Stars Will Lead the Way
  • 4 Light Travels
  • 5 Kiss and Fly
  • 6 Graffiti Soul
  • 7 Blood Type O
  • 8 This Is It
  • 9 Shadow and Light
    CD 2
  • 1 Rockin’ in the Free World
  • 2 A Song From Under the Floorboards
  • 3 Christine
  • 4 Get a Grip
  • 5 Let the Day Begin
  • 6 Peace, Love and Understanding
  • 7 Teardrop
  • 8 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 9 Sloop John B

  • Release information
    label: Sanctuary Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527032078
    script: Latin