Gitaarklassieker du jour: Whiskey In The Jar

Natuurlijk gaat niemand ooit Luke Kelly overtreffen, maar deze versie van het oude Ierse gangsterepos door Thin Lizzy mag er ook wezen. Het intro door gitarist Eric Bell is pure magie. Phil Lynott was er in eerste instantie op tegen de song op single uit te brengen omdat hij het niet representatief vond voor de band, maar liet zich uiteindelijk overtuigen. Het leverde Thin Lizzy de eerste grote hit op. 

As I was going’ over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier
I said stand or deliver or the devil he may take ya

Musha ring dum a do dum a da.
Whack for my daddy-o,
Whack for my daddy-o
There’s whiskey in the jar-o

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 loved me never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy


Being drunk and weary I went to Molly’s chamber takin’ my Molly with me
And 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.


Now some men like the fishin’ and some men like the fowlin’,
And some men like ta hear, the cannon ball a roarin’.
Me? I like sleepin’ especially in my Molly’s chamber.
But here I am in prison, here I am with ball and chain, yeah.

Uitgelichte afbeelding: By Harry Potts –, CC BY-SA 2.0,