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A great Irish pub song. Even Metallica did a version of this one!
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As I was going over, The Kilmagenny mountains
I met with Captain F arrell, And his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol, and then I drew my rapier
Saying stand and deliver, For I am the bold deciever

With me ring dum a doodle um dah
Whack for the daddy o
Whack for the daddy o
There's whiskey in the jar

He counted out his money, And it made a pretty penny
I put it in my pocket, And I gave it to my Jenny
She sighed and she swore, That she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women, For they never can be easy

I went into my chambers, All for to take my slumber
I dream’t of gold and jewels, And for sure it was no wonder
But Jenny took me charges, And filled them up with water
And called for Captain Farrell, To be ready for the slaughter

Twas early in the morning, Before I rose to travel
Up comes a band of footman, And likewise Captain Farrell
Jenny stole my sabre and I had to use me pistols
But I couldn’t shoot the water, So a prisoner I was taken

And if anyone can aid me, It's me brother in the army
If I could learn his station, In Cork or Killarney
If he were here beside me, We'd go roving in Kilkenny
I’ll bet he’ll treat me fairer, Than my darling sporting Jenny
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Uploaded: Nov 22, 2004 - 11:40:56 PM
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2004 - 09:59:57 PM Last Played: Jun 26, 2019 - 03:04:17 AM
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ronnielong said 5384 days ago (November 23rd, 2004)
YEAH!! I was waiting for you to do this one!! My all time
favorite....(Now I got to hear you do "Wild Rover")...

This was really great man...I raise a Pint to this one
indeed!! Hell, I'd like to buy a round for

I love the Thin Lizzy/ Metallica version of this tune
to....but nothing beats the traditional approach!!

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Matho_Valens said 5383 days ago (November 23rd, 2004)
Most excellent
I first heard this song via the Metallica cover (which is very
very sweet) and I then looked for other versions. I found
the Brobdingnagian Bards' version and thought it was very
cool. I've loved this song ever since.

Very nice job with this one!
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Anonymous said 5383 days ago (November 23rd, 2004)
Brings back memories
I don't even know why I know this song...but it brings back memories...thanks...I think I'd doubletime that drum at some point in the song,,,

ChrisSly said 5383 days ago (November 23rd, 2004)
trust the whiskey
but never the sporting jenny. I've always loved this tune.
I've heard a recording of it from a blind Irish folk singer
whose name escapes me. He does it, and then does a
Mariachi version called "Tequila in the Jar" which is a hoot.
You're version's good. You've a great voice for this music.
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TobinMueller said 5383 days ago (November 24th, 2004)
The first verse of this made my think this would be one of
the best renditions of this classic I'd ever heard. But the
drum track just never worked for me, purely a personal
reaction. What I love is your vocals, the up tempo, the
storytelling aspect to your diction; and the drum set kind
of took away from the whole pub performance image I
had conjured. But a solid classic sung excellently.
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thetiler said 5344 days ago (January 1st, 2005)
Like your voice
You have a terrific voice, you sure sound like a real pro on
this one. The quality of the vocal is just outstanding
and the music is catchy.

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UncleSamwich said 5321 days ago (January 24th, 2005)
Brings back memories.
Irish catholic grade school...music with Ms. Horan at
St. Mike's was all about whiskey in the jar, gallway
bay, o'reilly's daughter...ahhh

Fresh fish!

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fairy beth said 5282 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Despite living in scotland, i dont tend to hear much
decent celtic music...but this rocks. better than any of the
stuff you get over hear. Great vocals, lots of energy, and
beautiful instrumentals.
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solidwood said 5249 days ago (April 7th, 2005)
Very cheerful
What a song to put a smile on a lad's face.
threre were two singers right ?
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