Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Whiskey in the Jar

Kilgarry Mountain
Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

As I was a goin' over the far Kilgarry mountain
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier
Sayin' "Stand and deliver for I am your bold deceiver"

Chorus:
Mush-a ring dum-a doo rum-a da
Wack fall de daddy-o, wack fall de 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

Chorus

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

Chorus

It 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

Chorus

They put me into jail without judgement or writing
For robbing captain Farrell upon Kilgarry mountain
But they couldn't take my fists, so I knocked the jailor down
And bade my farewell to the jail of Limerick town

Chorus

If anyone can aid me it's my brother in the army
If I can find his station in Cork or in Killlarney
And if he will go with me, we'll go rovin' in Kilkenny
And I'm sure he'll treat me better than my darling sporting Jenny

Chorus

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

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