As I was going over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I met with Captain Farrell and, his money, he was counting
I first produced me pistol and I then produced me rapier
I said, "Stand and deliver for you are a bold deceiver."

Musha rig umma du rumma da
Whack fol the daddy oh
Whack fol the daddy oh
There's whiskey in the jar

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

Musha rig umma du rumma da
Whack fol the daddy oh
Whack fol the daddy oh
There's whiskey in the jar

Well, I went up to me chamber all for to take me slumber
I dreamed of gold and jewels and sure it was no wonder
But Jenny drew me charges and she filled them up with water
And sent for Captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter

Musha rig umma du rumma da
Whack fol the daddy oh
Whack fol the daddy oh
There's whiskey in the jar

'Twas early in the morning, just before I rose to travel
Up steps a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrell
Well, I first produce me pistol for she'd stolen away my rapier
And I couldn't shoot the water, so, a prisoner, I was taken

Musha rig umma du rumma da
Whack fol the daddy oh
Whack fol the daddy oh
There's whiskey in the jar

Now, there's some take delight in the carriages a rolling
And others take delight in the hurling or the bowling
But I take delight in the juice of the barley
And courting pretty, fair maids in the morning bright and early

Musha rig umma du rumma da
Whack fol the daddy oh
Whack fol the daddy oh
There's whiskey in the jar

And 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 together, we'll go roaming through the mountains of Kilkenny
I'm sure he'll treat me better than my darling, sporting Jenny

Musha rig umma du rumma da
Whack fol the daddy oh
Whack fol the daddy oh
There's whiskey in the jar
Musha rig umma du rumma da
Whack fol the daddy oh
Whack fol the daddy oh
There's whiskey in the jar


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