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whiskey in the jar


composers
Traditional


arrangement
Jim Kerr / Charlie Burchill / Jez Coad


publisher
Hornall Brothers Limited / JKMC Limited / Bucks Music Group Limited


background
Whiskey In The Jar was the second Irish traditional folk song tackled by Simple Minds. They based their cover on Thin Lizzy's famous version of the song, but left out the third chorus where Captain Farrell tried to steal his money back and is shot for his efforts.

It was premiered on the Billy Sloan show on the 5th April 2009.




lyrics
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 or the devil he may take ya.

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.

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny,
I took all of his money and I brought it home to Molly.
She swore that she'd love me, never would she leave me,
But the devil take that woman 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' 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 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 the fishin' and some men like the fowlin',
And some men like to hear a cannon ball a roarin'
Me I like sleepin' specially in my Molly's chamber.
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah.

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.





discography
Album Version (4:00)
Produced by: Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Engineers: Arjen Mesinga, Simon Dawson
Assistant Engineer: Ben Cunningham
Mixed by: Jez Coad

Graffiti Soul Promo Bonus CD Graffiti Soul Deluxe CD Graffiti Soul Limited Edition LP




live history
30 Years Live European Tour: 2009