Music Monday: Metallica – Whiskey In The Jar

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I know I could have chosen one of hundreds of Metallica tracks, but this one happened to come on and it not only always picks up my mood, it’s one of only a handful of covers I like. I also really like the video, it’s pretty simple as far as videos go but it’s one of my favourite all time music videos.

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

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money yeah and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she’d love me, no never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman yeah 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, but 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 ta hear, ta hear the 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

Whiskey in the jar-o
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Hey, musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Garage Inc. - Metallica

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I'm BrizzleLass, I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. This is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me. I enjoy walking, PlayStation, reading, heavy metal, and spending time with my Niece.

11 thoughts on “Music Monday: Metallica – Whiskey In The Jar”

  1. I honestly had this one for next week!! You rock! It really is such a great song and I love the video too. I was driving my daughter crazy because once this gets in my head I can’t stop singing it. Although I always thought it was “One for my Daddy-O” At least now I’ll be singing it right 🙂 Awesome pick!! ❤

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    1. Haha! Drew and I keep doing that as well, I see it as a sign we all have awesome taste in music! As for lyrics, I sing the wrong lyrics to almost every song I know, it’s quite eye opening to look them up and have an “oh really” moment! 😂

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      1. I love when other people mess up the lyrics too. You know the song Rasputin by Boney M? When they say “Ra Ra Rasputin” A friend of mine thought they were saying “Ra Ra rescue team”. And the song “you sexy thing” my ex-husband thought it was “I believe in Milco “ instead of “I believe in miracles“.
        🙃

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  2. Always loved this. But OMG, am I getting old!! All I kept think was, I wonder whose house it is… they’re wrecking the place (yeah,yeah, I know it’s a set but still couldn’t stop myself worrying) LOL

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    1. Haha, I don’t think it makes you old to think that way. I remember I was quite young about 18 when this came out and one of my friends said that and everyone really made fun of her for it. I’ve always been really messy, even now, I consider my house tidy right now but my sister would probably spend an entire day cleaning and tidying the place! I think it’s just a perspective thing!

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