#03491
Whiskey In The Jar (Shanneyganock) video
See also: Whiskey In The Jar (Sullivan's Gypsies)
And also: Whiskey In The Jar (Helen Creighton)
#2277: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
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As I was going over
the far famed Kerry mountain,
I met with Captain Farrell,
and his money he was countin';
I first produced me pistol,
I then produced me rapier,
Sayin', "Stand and deliver
for you are a bold deceiver."

With your ring-um du-ram da.
Whack fol the daddy-o,
Whack fol the daddy-o.
There's whiskey in the jar.

I counted out his money,
and it made a pretty penny,
I put it in me pocket and
I brought it home to Jenny;
She sighed and she swore that
she would ne'er deceive me,
But the devil take the women,
ya never can believe 'em.

With your ring-um du-ram da.
Whack fol the daddy-o,
Whack fol the daddy-o.
There's whiskey in the jar.

I went on to me chambers,
all for to take a slumber,
Dreamt of gold and jewels,
and for sure it was no wonder;
Jenny took me charges,
and she filled them up with water,
Sent for Captain Farrell
to be ready for the slaughter.

With your ring-um du-ram da.
Whack fol the daddy-o,
Whack fol the daddy-o.
There's whiskey in the jar.

'Twas early in the mornin',
just before I rose to travel,
The guards were all around me,
and likewise Captain Farrell;
I first produced me pistol,
for she'd stolen away me rapier.
I couldn't shoot the water,
a prisoner I was taken.

With your ring-um du-ram da.
Whack fol the daddy-o,
Whack fol the daddy-o.
There's whiskey in the jar.

With your ring-um du-ram da.
Whack fol the daddy-o,
Whack fol the daddy-o.
There's whiskey in the jar.

If anyone can aid me,
it's my brother in the army,
I don't know where his station is,
in Cork or in Killarney;
If he'll come and join me,
we'll go roving through Kilkenny,
I swear he'll treat me better
than me own sporting Jenny.

With your ring-um du-ram da.
Whack fol the daddy-o,
Whack fol the daddy-o.
There's whiskey in the jar.

With your ring-um du-ram da.
(Oh, ring-um da.)
Whack fol the daddy-o.
(Ring-um da.)
Whack fol the daddy-o.
There's whiskey in the jar.

####.... Variant of a 19th-century British broadside ballad [Laws L13] American Balladry From British Broadsides (G. Malcolm Laws, 1957). Also a variant of a 19th century British broadside ballad, Whiskey In The Jar, published by E M A Hodges (London) sometime between 1846 and 1854, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Harding B 15(372a) ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Shanneyganock on compilation albums of various artists (Newfoundland Drinking Songs, trk#1, 2005 CD, Avondale Music, St John's, NL); and (Atlantic Standards, trk#12, 2006 CD, Warner Music Canada, Toronto, Ontario).

See more songs by Shanneyganock.

A variant was recorded as Whiskey In The Jar by Sullivan's Gypsies (The Leprechaun, trk#2, 1969, Hi-Lite, Toronto, Ontario) which included Tom Sullivan of Tyrone, Ireland, and Garret Kavanagh, Fergus O'Byrne and Dermot O'Reilly of Dublin, before O'Byrne and O'Reilly formed Ryan's Fancy with Denis Ryan.

A variant was collected by Helen Creighton [1899-1989] and published as #88 Whiskey In The Jar in Songs And Ballads From Nova Scotia (Dent, 1932; Dover, 1966).

A variant was also collected by MacEdward Leach and published as #117, There's Whiskey In The Jar in Folk Ballads And Songs Of The Lower Labrador Coast by the National Museum of Canada (Ottawa, 1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.

A variant was also recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Currahs, Minstrels, Rocks & Whiskey, trk#1, 1971, Gunn Records).


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