Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Whiskey in the Jar

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T:Whiskey in the Jar
T:Kilgarry Mountain
R:song
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L:1/8
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W:As I was a goin' over the far Kilgarry mountain
W:I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting
W:I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier
W:Sayin' "Stand and deliver for I am your bold deceiver"
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W:Chorus:
W:Mush-a ring dum-a doo rum-a da
W:Wack fall de daddy-o, wack fall de daddy-o
W:There's whiskey in the jar
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W:I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
W:I put it in me pocket and I took it home to Jenny
W:She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
W:But the devil take the women for they never can be easy
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W:Chorus
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W:I went up to my chamber, all for to take a slumber
W:I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder
W:That Jenny drew me charges and she filled them up with water
W:And sent for captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter
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W:Chorus
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W:It was early in the morning, just before I rose to travel
W:Up comes a band of footmen and likewise captain Farrell
W:I first produced me pistol for she stole away me rapier
W:But I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken
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W:Chorus
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W:They put me into jail without judgement or writing
W:For robbing captain Farrell upon Kilgarry mountain
W:But they couldn't take my fists, so I knocked the jailor down
W:And bade my farewell to the jail of Limerick town
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W:Chorus
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W:If anyone can aid me it's my brother in the army
W:If I can find his station in Cork or in Killlarney
W:And if he will go with me, we'll go rovin' in Kilkenny
W:And I'm sure he'll treat me better than my darling sporting Jenny
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W:Chorus
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W:Now some take delight in the carriages a rolling
W:and others take delight in the hurling and the bowling
W:but I take delight in the juice of the barley
W:and courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early


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