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Whiskey In The Jar


courtesy of www.SailorSongs.comIrish trad. on ships and sung everywhere

C                                 Am
As I was going over the famed Kerry Mountains

   F                                            C
I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was counting

  C                                         Am
I first produced my pistol, and then produced my rapier
F                                 C
Saying “stand and deliver for I am a bold deceiver

With A  ring dum a do dum a da
 C                                   F  
Whack fol the daddy-o, whack fol the daddy-o
             C          F        C
There’s whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money and 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 the women for they never can be easy...CHORUS

I went to Jenny's chamber all for to take a slumber

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

That Jenny took my charges and she filled them up with water

And sent for Captain Farrell to make ready for the slaughter...CHORUS

Was early in the morning, before I rose to travel

Up comes a band of footmen, and likewise Captain Farrell

I first produced my pistol for she’d stolen away my rapier

But I couldn’t shoot the water so a prisoner I was taken....CHORUS

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