As I was going' over the Cork and Kerry mountains I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was counting I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier Saying ‘stand and deliver for you are a bold deceiver
A sure ring mushel do mushel da Wack fol de daddy-o, Wack fol de daddy-o There's whiskey in the jar
I counted out the money and it was a pretty penny. I put it in my pocket and I took it home to Jenny She sighed and She swore that she never would deceive me But the devil take that woman for she never could be easy
I went into me chamber all for to take a slumber And I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder For Jenny took me charges and she filled them up with water And sent for Captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter
It was early in the morning afore I rose to travel All the guards were all around me and likewise Captain Farrell Well I first produced me pistol, for she’d stolen away me rapier But I couldn’t shoot the charges so a prisoner I was taken
Now if anyone can aid me, it’s me brother in the army But I don’t know where he’s stationed, if it’s Cork or in Killarney And if he’d come and join me we’d go roving in Killkenny And I swear he’d treat me better than me than me own sweet sporting Jenny
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Being drunk and weary I went to Molly's chamber. Takin' my money 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.
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.