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Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar Lyrics

Last updated: 10/13/2012 12:02:05 PM

As I was going' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier
I said stand or deliver or the devil he may take ya

Musha ring dum a do dum a da.
Wept for my daddy-o,
Wept for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny.
I took all of his money and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she loved me never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy


Being drunk and weary I went to Molly’s chamber takin’ my Molly with me
And I never knew the danger for about six or maybe seven, in walked Captain Farrell.
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels.


Now some men like the fishin’ and some men like the fowlin',
and some men like ta hear, the cannon ball a roarin'.
Me? I like sleepin' especially in my Molly's chamber.
But here I am in prison, here I am with ball and chain, yeah.

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Original?? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/26/11

The original whisky in a jar song I believe was written and sung long before thin lizzy ever redid it. If you really want to listen to something of an original version check out the dubliners on you tube whiskey in a jar seriously

Thanx... | Reviewer: Davextreme | 10/26/11

Thanx for solving a long arguement over this song between me and some younger friends. They were convincwed that Metallica wrote it and, being a huge Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy fan I loved nothing more than rubbing their noses in proof that their beloved Metallica not only didn't write, but couldn't qualify to tune Gary's guitars after comparing solos and just all over guitar work on this song. I agree with Seth, nothing beats an original, except maybe Van Halen's "you really got me." Much better than the Kinks... R.I.P. Alyson's Daddy, he sounds like a cool dude. I hope my Son will remember me with the music I turned him on to.

Lyrics corrupted | Reviewer: Sean Courtney | 9/7/11

The opening lyrics of 'Whiskey in the Jar' have become corrupted over several decades. The song was originally associated with County Kilkenny, Ireland and the rest of the lyrics are full of these connections. The opening line should read: 'As I was going over the Kilmoganny mountain, a hilly area in south Kilkenny, long associated with highway men. Check what I say in good song books.

love it! | Reviewer: alyson | 7/1/11

everytime i hear this song, it reminds me of my daddy. he was a huge thin lizzy fan, and i grew up listening to this song pretty much everyday. it was always something that brought us together. and now that he's gone, it helps to keep his memory alive. love you daddy, rest in peace <3

Wrong lyrics | Reviewer: Jay | 4/13/08

Musha ring dum a do dum a da.
Whack for my daddy-o,
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

These are the Metallica Lyrics.. the Thin Lizzy Lyrics are actually "Work for my Daddy-o".... he had such a thick accent that it wasnt sung properly by Metallica.. listen to the thin lizzy version again and you'll see what i mean. it sounds like Werk for my daddy-o but i assure you it is work...

Blackwolfe | Reviewer: blackwolfe | 11/13/07

This is a great Irish traditional song. However Thin Lizzy's version is not correct. Way off actually. But all the same it is a fictitious story, and it doesn't hurt to adlib. I do like Thin Lizzy's version better.

Classic | Reviewer: mick | 5/11/07

One of the most rousing songs to sing at a session....Phil we're thinking of ye

Amazing | Reviewer: Kirsty | 11/12/04

this song is like me favoite song of all time and i think most people who here it will love it also

--Speechless-- | Reviewer: seth | 9/1/04

Awsome! Anyone who has not yet heard this song needs to wake the hell up and do it! Metallica did an awsome job on this, but nuthin beats an original. Great Job! I can honestly say this is the song i would listen to as i die(I have no reason why, I just would). It's that emotionaly great.