First Performed Live
November 17, 1998
Most Recent Performance
November 12, 2023
As I was goin’ over the Cork and Kerry mountains I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin’ I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier I said, “Stand and deliver, oh, or the devil he may take ya” I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny I took all of his money, yeah and I brought it home to Molly She swore that she’d love me, no never would she leave me But the devil take that woman, yeah for you know she tricked me easy Musha ring dum a doo dum a da Whack for my daddy-o Whack for my daddy-o There’s whiskey in the jar-o Being drunk and weary I went to Molly’s chamber Takin’ money with me but I never knew the danger For about six or maybe seven in walked Captain Farrell I jumped up, fired my pistols and I shot him with both barrels Musha ring dum a doo dum a da Whack for my daddy-o Whack for my daddy-o There’s whiskey in the jar-o Now some men like fishin’ and some men like the fowlin’ And some men like to hear, to 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 a ball and chain Musha ring dum a doo dum a da Whack for my daddy-o Whack for my daddy-o There’s whiskey in the jar-o Whiskey in the jar-o Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Released by Thin Lizzy in 1972 as a single.