The High Kings - Whiskey In The Jar lyrics

As I was goin' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell and his money, he was counting
I first produced me pistols and then produced me rapier
I said: "Stand and deliver," for he were a bold deceiver

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I put it in my pocket and I brought 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


I went into me chamber, all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was a wonder
For Jenny drew me charges and she filled them up with water
Then sent for captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter


(Na Na)

T'was early in the morning, just before I rose to travel
Up came a band of footmen, and likewise captain Farrell
So I first produced me pistol, for she stole away me rapier
But I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken

(Chorus X2)

If anyone can aid me, it's me brother in the army
And if I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney
And if he'd go with me, we'd go rovin' through Killkenney
And I'm sure he'd treat me better than me darlin' sporting Jenny

(Chorus X3)