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Brobdingnagian Bards – 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
I first produced my pistol, and then produced my
Said stand and deliver, for I am a bold deceiver,

Musha ring dumma do damma da
Whack for the daddy 'ol
Whack for the daddy 'ol
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 said and she swore, that she never would deceive
But the devil take the women, for they never can be

I went into my chamber, all for to take a slumber,
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no
But Jenny took my charges and she filled them up with
Then sent for captain Farrel to be ready for the

It was early in the morning, as I rose up for travel,
The guards were all around me and likewise captain
I first produced my pistol, for she stole away my
But I couldn't shoot the water so a prisoner I was

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 if he'll come and save me, we'll go roving near
And I swear he'll treat me better than me darling
Sportling Jenny

Now some men take delight in the drinking and the
But others take delight in the gambling and the
But I take delight in the juice of the barley,
And courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright
And early

Background: Great pub sing-a-long about a man who robs
Captain Farrell on the road. He brings the money home
And shows it to his love, Jenny. Then while he's
Sleeping, his love takes his money and tells Captain
Farrell where to find him. Metallica covered it in 1999
Based on a version by Thin Lizzy.

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