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Whiskey in the jar – Thin Lizzy (1973)

1) As I was going over the Kilmagenny mountain
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting.
I first produced my pistol, and then produced my rapier.
Said: “Stand and deliver,” for I am a bold deceiver,

Refrein: Musha ring amma do amma da, whack for the daddy ‘ol!
Whack for the daddy ‘ol, there’s whiskey in the jar

2) 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 said and she swore, that she never would deceive me,
but the devil take the women, for they never can be easy

Refrein: Musha ring amma do amma da, whack for the daddy ‘ol!
Whack for the daddy ‘ol, there’s whiskey in the jar

3) I went into my chamber, for to take a little slumber,
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder.
But Jenny took my charges and she filled them up with water,
and sent for captain Farrel to be ready for the slaughter.

Refrein: Musha ring amma do amma da, whack for the daddy ‘ol!
Whack for the daddy ‘ol, there’s whiskey in the jar

4) It was early in the morning, before I rose to travel,
the guards were all around me and so 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.

Refrein: Musha ring amma do amma da, whack for the daddy ‘ol!
Whack for the daddy ‘ol, there’s whiskey in the jar

5) If anyone can aid me, it’s my brother in the army,
if I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney.
And if he’ll come to save me, we’ll go roving near Kilkenny,
and I swear he’ll treat me better than me own sportling Jenny

Refrein: Musha ring amma do amma da, whack for the daddy ‘ol!
Whack for the daddy ‘ol, there’s whiskey in the jar

6) 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 fair maids in the morning bright and early

Refrein: Musha ring amma do amma da, whack for the daddy ‘ol!
Whack for the daddy ‘ol, there’s whiskey in the jar

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