New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

As I was goin' over the cork and kerry mountains / I met captain farrell and his money he
Was countin' / I first produced my pistol and then produced my wager / I said stand and
Deliver or the devil he may take ya / oh ring dum a doo dum a da / wept for my daddy-o /
Wept for my daddy-o / there's whiskey in the jar-o / I took all of his money and it was a
Pretty penny / I took all of his money and I brought it home to molly / she swore that
She'd love me, never would she leave me / but the devil take that woman 'cos you know she
Treats me easy / oh ring dum a doo dum a da / wept for my daddy-o / wept for my daddy-o /
There's whiskey in the jar-o / being drunk and weary I went to molly's chamber / I lay
Down on the bed and I never knew the danger / for about six or maybe seven in walked
Captain farrell / I jumped up, grabbed hold of my pistols and I shot him with both barrels
/ oh ring dum a doo dum a da / wept for my daddy-o / wept for my daddy-o / there's whiskey
In the jar-o / now some men like fishin' and some men like a fowlin' / and some men like
Ta hear a cannon ball a rollin' / 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 / oh ring dum a doo dum a da /
Wept for my daddy-o / wept for my daddy-o / there's whiskey in the jar-o / ahlalalala,
Lalala.....



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/pulp/whiskey_in_the_jar.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Featuredlyrics

Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×