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Song
Garage, Inc. (album)

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.

Video

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.

Lyrics

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

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