95 Whiskey in the jar

As I was goin’ over the far-famed Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting.
I first produced me pistol and I then produced me rapier, saying:
“Stand and deliver” for he were a bold deceiver.

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar.

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny,
I put it in me 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.

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar.

I went up to me chamber, all for to take a slumber,
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure ‘t was no wonder.
But Jenny drew me charges and she filled them up with water,
Then sent for captain Farrell, to be ready for the slaughter.

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar.

’t Was early in the morning, just before I rose to travel
up comes a band of footmen and likewise captain Farrell,
I first produced me pistol for she stole away me rapier.
But I couldn’t shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken.

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar.

Now there’s some take delight in the carriages a rolling
and others take delight in the hurley and the bowling
but I take delight in the juice of the barley and
courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early.

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar.

If anyone can aid me, it’s me brother in the army
If I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney
and if he’ll go with me, we’ll go rovin’ in Kilkenny,
and I’m sure he’ll treat me better than me own sporting Jenny.

Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall the daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar.