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WHISKEY IN THE JAR
Trad. Arr. Merry Ploughboys
 
As I was going over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting.
I first produced my pistol, and I then produced my rapier.
Saying stand and deliver, for I am a bold deceiver,
 
Chorus:
 
        With your ring for the do for the da
Whack for the daddy oh 
Whack for the daddy oh 
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 brought it home to Jenny.
She sighed as she swore, that she never would deceive me,
but the devil take the women, for they never can be easy
 
Chorus:
 
I went into my chamber, for to take a slumber,
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder.
That Jenny took my charges and she filled them up with water,
and sent for captain Farrel to be ready for the slaughter.
 
Chorus:
 
And so t’was early in the morning, before I rose to travel,
the guards were all around me and likewise captain Farrel.
I first produced my pistol, for she stole away my rapier,
but I couldn't shoot the water so a prisoner I was taken.
 
Chorus:
 
If there’s anyone can help me, it's me brother in the army,
if I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney.
And if he'd come and join me, we'd go roving near Kilkenny,
and I swear he'd treat me better than me darling sporting Jenny
 
Chorus:
 
 
Additional (unrecorded) verse:
 
Now some men take delight in the drinking and the roving,
but others take delight in the gambling and the smoking.
But I take delight in the juice of the barley,
and courting pretty Jenny in the morning bright and early