LUKE KELLY


Whiskey In The Jar Lyrics

As I was going over the far famed Kerry Mountains

I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was
countin'

I first produced my pistol, I then produced my rapier

Said stand and deliver, I am a bold deceiver

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Musha ring um a door um da

Whack for the daddi-o, whack for the daddi-o

There's whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny

I put in me pocket for to take it home to Jenny

She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive
me

But the devil take the women for they never can be easy

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I went into my chamber all for to take a slumber

I dreamt of gold and jewels for sure it was no wonder

But Jenny drew me charges and she filled them all with
water

And sent for Captain Farrell to be ready for the
slaughter

Chorus

'Twas early the morning before I rose to travel

Up comes a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrell

I first produced me pistol for she'd stolen away my
rapier

I couldn't shoot the water and a prisoner I was taken

Chorus

If anyone can aid me it's me brother in the army

If I could find his station, in Cork or in Killarney

If he will go with me, we'll go rovin' in Killkenny

I'm sure he'll treat me better than me darlin',
sportin' Jenny

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Some take delight in the hurling and the bowling

And some take delight in the carriages a rollin'

I take delight in the juice of the barley

And courtin' pretty fair maids in the morning bright
and early

Chorus

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Songwriter(s): Darryl Hunt, Peter Spider Stacey, Stian Toennesen, Barney Mckenna, Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan, Brian Michael Downey, Ronald Joseph Drew, Terry Woods, Einar Hognestad, Ciaron Bourke, John Edmund Sheehan, Rune Larsen, Eric Bell, Philip Parris Lynott, Hans-Arvid Wassvik, Hartmut Krech, J
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