The dubliners - Whiskey in the jar

Capo 2nd fret


Verse

     C                                 Am

As I was going over the far fam'd Kerry Mountains,

  F                                                      C                      G

I met with Captain Farrel, and his money he was countin',

  C                                                  Am

I first produced my pistol, and I than produced my rapier,

             F                                          C

Sayin': "Stand and deliver for you are a bold deceiver".


Chorus

             G

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da,

C

Whack for the daddy ol',

F

Whack for the daddy ol',

              C            G       C

There's whiskey in the jar.


Verse

  C                                                  Am

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny,

   F                                        C                         G

I put it in my pocket, and I took it home to Jenny,

        C                                                   Am

She sighed, and she swore that she never would deceive me,

              F                                                  C

But the devil take the women for they never can be easy.


Chorus

             G

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da,

C

Whack for the daddy ol',

F

Whack for the daddy ol',

              C           G        C

There's whiskey in the jar.


Verse

  C                                          Am

I went into my chamber all for to take a slumber,

  F                                                         C                      G

I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder,

       C                                                     Am

But Jenny drew my charges and she filled them out with water,

          F                                                C

Then sent for Captain Farrel, to be ready for the slaughter.


Chorus

            G

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da,

C

Whack for the daddy ol',

F

Whack for the daddy ol',

              C            G       C

There's whiskey in the jar.


Verse

          C                                             Am

'Twas early in the morning just before I rose to travel,

      F                                                   C                           G

Up comes a band of footmen and likewise, Captain Farrel,

  C                                                     Am

I first produced my pistol for she stole away my rapier,

         F                                                  C

But I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken.


Chorus

             G

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da,

C

Whack for the daddy ol',

F

Whack for the daddy ol',

             C             G       C

There's whiskey in the jar.


Verse

                      C                                        Am

Now there's some take delight in the carriages a rolling

        F                                         C                         G

and others take delight in the hurling and the bowling

      C                                Am

but I take delight in the juice of the barley

        F                                                     C

and courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early


Chorus

             G

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da,

C

Whack for the daddy ol',

F

Whack for the daddy ol',

              C           G        C

There's whiskey in the jar.


Verse

    C                                          Am

If anyone can aid me 'tis my brother in the army,

   F                                       C               G

If I can find his station, in Cork or in Killarney,

        C                                          Am

And if he'll go with me we'll go roving in Kilkenny,

              F                                                         C

And I'm sure he'll treat me better than my old a-sporting Jenny.


Chorus

             G

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da,

C

Whack for the daddy ol',

F

Whack for the daddy ol',

              C            G       C

There's whiskey in the jar.

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