Whiskey In A Jar Lyrics

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In A Jar Lyrics


As I was goin' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin'
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack 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 for you know she treat me easy

Being drunk and weary I went to Molly's chamber
Takin' my money with me and I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven in walked Captain Farrell
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Now some men like the fishin' and some men like the fowlin'
And some men like ta hear a cannon ball a roarin'
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

Song & Lyrics Facts

Thin Lizzy's "Whiskey in a Jar" is an Irish folk song, originally released as a single on February 15th 1972 and later included on the band's 1973 album Vagabonds of the Western World. Written by Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Eric Bell, Thin Lizzy's version was heavily influenced by traditional Irish music, combining electric guitars with mandolins and fiddles.

The lyrics tell the story of a highwayman who robs a rich man on his way to Dublin, only to be caught and put in prison. The song has become one of Thin Lizzy's most iconic tracks and continues to be played live at their concerts today.

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