Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar

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Intro

G Em C G
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Verse 1

   G                   Em
As I was going over the Cork and Kerry mountains
  C                           G
I saw captain Farrell and his money he was counting
                               Em
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
       C                        G
I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya

Chorus

      D                      
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
C
Whack for my daddy-o
C
Whack for my daddy-o
        G
There's whiskey in the jar-o
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Verse 2

G                              Em
I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
C                             G
I took all of his money and I brought it home to Molly
                              Em
She swore that she'd love me, never would she leave me
        C                             G
But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy

Chorus

      D
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
C
Whack for my daddy-o
C
Whack for my daddy-o
        G                    
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Bridge

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Verse 3

G                       Em
Being drunk and weary I went to Molly's chamber
C                             G
Takin' my money with me and I never knew the danger
                             Em
For about six or maybe seven in walked captain Farrell
C                                       G
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Chorus

      D
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
C
Whack for my daddy-o
C
Whack for my daddy-o
       G
Theres whiskey in the jar-o
G Em C G

Verse 4

    G                            Em
Now some men like the fishing and some men like the fowling
    C                       G
And some men like ta hear a cannon ball a-roarin'
                   Em
Me I like sleeping specially in my Molly's chamber
    C                           G
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah

Chorus

      D
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
C
Whack for my daddy-o
C
Whack for my daddy-o
       G
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Outtro

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Resources

  • Initially published as a single, subequently inclued in various EPs and CDs, starting with Vagabonds of the Western World [1]