As I was going over the far off Kerry mountains
I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was counting
I first produced me pistol and I then produced me rapier
Saying stand and deliver for I am a bold deciever
Mushka ring derrum do derrum da
Whack-fol the daddy-o
Whack fol the daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar
I counted up the money and it made a pretty penny
So I put it in me pocket and I took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women for they always lie so easy!
I took unto me chamber for all to take a slumber
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder
But Jenny took me charges and she filled them up with water
And she called for Captain Ferrell to be ready for the slaughter!
'Twas early in the morning I rose to travel
Up rode a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrell
I then produced me pistol for she'd stole away me rapier
But I couldn't shoot the water so I prisn'r I was taken!
They put me into jail with a judge all awritin'
For robbing Captain Farrell on the far off Kerry Mountains
But they didn't take me fitst so I knocked the jailer down
And bid a farewell to this tight-fisted town.
If anyone can aid me 'tis me brother in the army
If I could learn his station in Cork or in Killarney
If he'd come and join me we'd go roving in Kilkenny
I'd engage he'd treat me fairer than me own misporting Jenny!
Now there's some that takes delight in the drinking and the roving
But others take delight in the gambling and the smoking
But I takes delight in the juice of the barley
And courting pretty maids in the morning oh so early