Who Sang Whiskey in the Jar? The High Kings

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Release information
Release Date: 2010
length: 3:30
Whiskey In The Jar by Adam & High Kings

As I was going over the far famed Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting.
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier.
Said stand and deliver for I am a bold deceiver

musha ring dumma do damma da
whack for the daddy 'ol
whack for the daddy 'ol
there's whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny.
I put it in my pocket and I took it home to Jenny.
She said and she swore that she never would deceive me
but the devil take the women for they never can be easy

I went into my chamber all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder.
But Jenny took my charges and she filled them up with water
Then sent for captain Farrel to be ready for the slaughter.

It was early in the morning as I rose up for travel
The guards were all around me and likewise captain Farrel.
I first produced my pistol for she stole away my rapier
But I couldn't shoot the water so a prisoner I was taken.

If anyone can aid me it's my brother in the army
If I can find his station down in Cork or in Killarney.
And if he'll come and save me we'll go roving near Kilkenny
And I swear he'll treat me better than me darling sportling Jenny

Now some men take delight in the drinking and the roving
But others take delight in the gambling and the smoking.
But I take delight in the juice of the barley

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Step It Out Mary
  • 2 As I Roved Out
  • 3 The Fields of Athenry
  • 4 On the One Road (feat. The Wolfe Tones)
  • 5 Raglan Road
  • 6 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 7 Leaving of Liverpool
  • 8 Red Is the Rose
  • 9 Star of the County Down
  • 10 Boolavogue
  • 11 Cavan Girl
  • 12 The Rising of the Moon
  • 13 Green Fields of France
  • 14 The Irish Rover

  • Release information
    label: Universal Music Ireland
    country(area): Ireland
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527325583
    script: Latin