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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 ya"

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money, yeah, and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she loved me, no, never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman, yeah, for you know she tricked me easy

Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da
Whack for my daddy, oh
Whack for my daddy, oh
There's whiskey in the jar, oh

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

Yeah, musha rain dum a doo, dum a da, ha, yeah
Whack for my daddy, oh
Whack for my daddy, oh
There's whiskey in the jar, oh

Yeah, whiskey, yo, whiskey
Oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, yeah

Now some men like a fishin' but some men like the fowlin'
Some men like to hear, to hear the cannonball roarin'
But 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 rain dum a doo, dum a da, heh, heh
Whack for my daddy, oh
Whack for my daddy, oh
There's whiskey in the jar, oh, yeah
Whiskey in the jar, oh

Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da
Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da, hey
Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da
Musha rain dum a doo, dum a da, yeah

© PIPPIN THE FRIENDLY RANGER MUSIC;

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Songwriter(s): Philip Parris Lynott, Eric Bell, Brian Michael Downey
Copyright: Pippin The Friendly Ranger Mus. Co. Ltd.
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Meaning to "Whiskey In The Jar" (12 meanings)
ramhead 07/07/12,15:09
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It is an very old Irish folk song and there are dozens of different versions of it. It is about a man who robs the officer and is then betrayed by his lover.
theo 11/05/11,20:24
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Interesting cover but that is the most f'd up video I have ever seen. What a disgusting portrayal of humanity!
The Mox 05/31/12,14:15
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The song is based in irish folk lore. It's about an irish highwayman (something like a robin hood type) who steals from a british military official and gets betrayed by his lover for the money
cparadise 11/12/11,12:25
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About the comment made about THE video.....IT'S ROCK...YOU TAKE IT AS U WANT...WOULD YOU HAVE PREFER SOME NUNS RUNNING AROUND WITH WHISKY...LOL IF YOU DONT LIKE IT DON'T WATCH IT!!!!METALLICA RULES
metal fanboy 10/21/11,23:57
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i keep thinking that captain jack sparrow going bust threw the door like the cool aid man and fire a cannon at me every time i hear this song.
redd203 05/04/11,20:58
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Just to clarify, The Dubliners do not truly write this 18th century song and they where actually the 8th known artist(s) to record it
Metalliclover 08/10/10,08:39
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You really gotta love 'em got the best songs ever, if they had to ever come to SA I will drop everything and go and see them
Morgue 06/14/10,18:46
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Good cover. But thin lizzy didn't 'do this first'. It's an old scottish.irish folk song. Do your research.
Lolmaker 04/03/10,05:58
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Omg hear u gize talk, this song is good, but not the best metallica song ever(that's ride the lightning)! :(
Danyil 03/04/10,23:50
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Dubliners uses the original folk lyrics, metallica (or maybe lizzy too) produced a different ending to the story :D different lyrics.
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