Whiskey in the Jar is the Disc 1 ninth track from 1998's album Garage, Inc. It's a traditional Irish song arranged by Eric Bell, Brian Downey and Phil Lynott, with a length of 5:04. In this song, James plays the lead guitar, and Kirk does the rhythm guitar. This song was released by many bands. Metallica covered the version released by Thin Lizzy in 1972 on a single. Metallica's version was recorded in Sep-Oct 1998 at The Plant Studios in Sausalito, CA. This song was played live for 27 times, most of them in Dublin (Ireland). The first time this song was played was on November 17, 1998, in Toronto (Canada).
Whiskey in the Jar was also released on a self-titled single, which also features some of Garage, Inc. songs.
Metallica recorded a video for the song, directed by Jonas Akerlund and filmed in November 1998 in Brooklyn, NY. The video premiere was in March 16, 1999. The video was released within the single Die, Die My Darling. You can watch the video here.
As I was goin' over The Cork and Kerry mountains I saw the Captain Farrell 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 And I brought it home to Molly She swore that she'd love me No never would she leave me But devil take that woman YEAH! For you know she tricked me easy Musha rain dum-a-do 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 Taking Molly with me But I never knew the danger For about six or maybe seven Yeah i watched Captain Farrell I jumped up with my pistols And I shot him with both barrells Musha rain dum-a-do dum-a-da Whack for my daddy-o Whack for my daddy-o There's whiskey in the jar-o Yeah Yeah Whiskey! Yeah, oh Now some men like the fishing And some men like the fowling And some men like the hear The hear cannon ball a roaring Me I like sleeping Specially in my Molly's chamber But here I am in prison Here I am with a ball and chain, yeah Musha rain dum-a-do dum-a-da Whack for my daddy-o Whack for my daddy-o There's whiskey in the jar-o Yeah Whiskey in the jar-o Musha rain dum-a-do dum-a-da Musha rain dum-a-do dum-a-da Musha rain dum-a-do dum-a-da Musha rain dum-a-do dum-a-da