Whiskey in a jar

Whiskey In The Jar Irish song lyrics and guitar chords

The Dubliners. A traditional song.This song is probably the most famous folk / Irish song of all time. Some say It dates way back to the 1730s. It was brought back to life by The Dubliners in the early 60s with Luke Kelly on vocals. Recently recorded by Irish country singer Derek Ryan as part of his Irish Medley set.Also recorded by The Irish Rovers, Matallica, Thin Lizzy, rocker Gary Moore, The Grateful Dead, Celtic Thunder, Santiano – Bis ans Ende der Welt, The High Kings and Johnny Logan to name a few. I have included a guitar tutorial by Brian Flynn.

In the Key of G:

[G]As I was going over the[Em] far fam’d Kerry Mountains,
I[C] met with Captain Farrel, and his[G] money he was[D] countin’,
I[G] first produced my pistol, and I[Em] than produced my rapier,
Sayin’: [C]”Stand and deliver for you[G] are my bold deceiver”.

CHO: Musha[D] ring dum a doo dum a da,
[G]Whack fol de daddy o,
[C]Whack fol de daddy o
There’s[G] whiskey[D] in the[G] jar.

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny,
I put it in my pocket, and I took it home to Jenny,
She sighed, and she swore that she never would deceive me,
But the devil takes the women for they never can be easy.

I went into my 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 out with water,
Then sent for Captain Farrel, to be ready for the slaughter.

‘Twas early in the morning just before I rose to travel,
Up comes a band of footmen 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.

If anyone can aid me ’tis my 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 roving in Kilkenny,
And I’m sure he’ll treat me better than my darling sporting Jenny.


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