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Amick's Ranger Song
Whiskey In the Jar


As I was a-goin' over Gilgarra
Mountain
I spied Colonel Farrell, and his money he was countin'.
First I drew me pistol, and then I drew me rapier,
Sayin' "
Stand and deliver, for I am your bold receiver."
Musha ringum duram da,
Whack fol the daddy-o,
Whack fol the daddy-o,
There's
whiskey in the jar.

He counted out his money and it
made a pretty penny;
I put it in my pocket to take
home to darlin' Jenny.
She sighed and swore she loved me and never would deceive me,
But the devil take the
women, for they always lie so easy!
Musha rungum duram da

I went into me chamber all for to take a slumber,
To dream of gold and girls, and of course it was no wonder:
Me Jenny took me charges and
she filled them up with water,
Called on Colonel Farrell to get ready for the slaughter.
Musha rungum duram da

Next mornin' early, before I rose for travel,
A-came a band of footmen, and likewise Colonel Farrell.
I goes to draw me pistol, for she'd stole away me rapier,
But a prisoner I was taken, for I couldn't shoot the water.
Musha rungum duram da

They put me into jail with a judge all a-writin':
For
robbin' Colonel Farrell on Gilgarra Mountain.
But they didn't take me fists and
I knocked the jailer down
And bid a farewell to this tight-fisted town.
Musha ringum duram da

I'd like to find me
brother, the one who's in the army;
I don't know where he's stationed, be it Cork or in Killarney.
Together we'd go roamin' o'er the mountains of Kilkenny,
And I swear he'd treat me fairer than me darlin' sportin' Jenny!
Musha ringum duram da

There's some takes delight in the carriages and rollin',
Some takes delight in the hurley or the bollin',
But I takes
delight in the juice of the barley,
Courtin' pretty maids in the mornin', o so early!
Musha ringum duram da
The most popular song of the Revolutionary War, Washington's soldiers ridiculed the British by singing it.
This Irish resistance song, was sung again by settlers in the Allegheny Mountains during the Whiskey Rebellion
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