From the album Live Fire

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Traditional Irish.
Arrangement: Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters

Lyrics

As I was a rovin' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
Saying "Stand and deliver" for he were a bold deceiver

Chorus:
Mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Wack fall the daddy-o, wack fall 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 took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women for they never can be easy

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I went up to my chamber, all for to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure 't was no wonder
But Jenny stole me charges and she filled them up with water
Then sent for captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter

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't was early in the morning, just before I rose to travel
With the guards all around me and likewise captain Farrell
I first produced me pistol for she stole away me rapier
I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken

(Chorus)

If anyone can aid me 't is my brother in the army
If I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney
And if he'll come and save me, we'll go rovin' near Killkenny
I swear he'll treat me better than that sporting girl named Jenny

(Chorus)