Kilgary Mountain (Whiskey In The Jar)


As I was a-walkin' 'round Kilgary Mountain
I met with Captain Pepper as his money he was countin'
I rattled my pistols and I drew forth my saber
Sayin', "Stand and deliver, for I am the bold deceiver."

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar.

The shinin' golden coins did look so bright and jolly
I took 'em with me home and I gave 'em to my Molly
She promised and she vowed that she never would deceive me
But the devil's in the women and they never can be easy.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar.

When I was awakened between six and seven
The guards were all around me in numbers odd and even
I flew to my pistols, but alas I was mistaken
For Molly's drawn my pistols and a prisoner I was taken.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar.

They put me into jail without judge or writin'
For robbing Captain Pepper on Kilgary Mountain
But they didn't take my fists so I knocked the sentry down     
And bid a fond farewell to the jail in Sligo town.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar.

Now some take delight in fishin' and in bowlin'
And others take delight in carriages a-rollin'
But I take delight in the juice of the barley
And courtin' pretty girls in the morning so early.

Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar.

Kilgary Mountain (Whiskey In The Jar)


As I was going over the Cork and Kerry Mountains, 
I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was counting, 
I first produced me pistol and then I drew my sabre 
Saying "Stand and deliver for I'm a bold deciever"

With me ring dum a doodle um dah, 
Wack fol the daddy o, 
Whack fol the daddy o,
Ther's whiskey in the jar.

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
I put it in me pocket and I gave it to my Jenny
She sighed and she wore that she would never betray me
But the Devil take the women for they naver can be easy

With me ring dum a doodle um dah, 
Wack fol the daddy o, 
Whack fol the daddy o,
Ther's whiskey in the jar.

I went into me chamber all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder
But Jenny drew my charges and she filled them up with water
And she sent for Captain Farrell to be ready at the slaughter

With me ring dum a doodle um dah, 
Wack fol the daddy o, 
Whack fol the daddy o,
Ther's whiskey in the jar.

And't was early in the morning before I rosed to travel
Up come a band of footmen and with them Captain Farrell
I then produced my pistol for she stole away my sabre
But I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisonner I was taken

With me ring dum a doodle um dah, 
Wack fol the daddy o, 
Whack fol the daddy o,
Ther's whiskey in the jar.

And if anyone can aid me, it's my brother in the army
If I could learn his station in Cork or in Killarney
And if he'd come and join me, we'd go roving in Kilkenny
I'll engage he'd treat me fairer than my darling sporting Jenny

With me ring dum a doodle um dah, 
Wack fol the daddy o, 
Whack fol the daddy o,
Ther's whiskey in the jar.

Midi sequenced by Barry Taylor

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