Whiskey In The Jar

Whiskey

As I was going over
The far famed Kerry mountains
I met with Captain Farrel
And his money he was countin'
I first produced my pistol,
And then produced my rapier
Saying, "Stand and deliver
For you are my bold deceiver."

Mushla ring'm duram di
Wack for the darrio,
Wack for the darrio,
There's whiskey in the jar!

I counted out my money
And it made a pretty penny
I put it in my pocket
And I gave to my Jenny
She sighed and she swore
That she never would betray me
But the devil take the women
For they never can go easy.

Mushla ring'm duram di
Wack for the darrio,
Wack for the darrio,
There's whiskey in the jar!

I went into my chamber,
All for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels
And sure it was no wonder
For Jenny took my charges
And she filled them up with water
Then sent for Captain Farrel
To make ready for the slaughter.

Mushla ring'm duram di
Wack for the darrio,
Wack for the darrio,
There's whiskey in the jar!

‘Twas early in the morning,
Before I rose to 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.

Mushla ring'm duram di
Wack for the darrio,
Wack for the darrio,
There's whiskey in the jar!

Well if anyone can aid me
It's my brother in the army,
I think that he is stationed
In Cork or in Kilarney
And if he'd come and join me,
We'd go rovin' in Kilkenny
I swear he'd treat me fairer
Than me darlin' Sportin' Jenny!

Mushla ring'm duram di
Wack for the darrio,
Wack for the darrio,
There's whiskey in the jar!

Some take delight in hurling,
And others still in bowling
Still others take delight
In the carriages a-rolling
But I take delight
In the juice of the Barley
And kissin' pretty women
When the sun is risin' early.

Mushla ring'm duram di
Wack for the darrio,
Wack for the darrio,
There's whiskey in the jar!




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