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"Whiskey in the Jar" is a famous Irish traditional song, set in the Cork and Kerry mountains, about a highwayman who is betrayed by his wife or lover.

One of the most widely performed traditional Irish songs, it has been recorded by professional artists since the 1950s. Thin Lizzy - the great Irish Rock band brought it to the attention of the public in 1972. Metallica covered in 1998.

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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…

Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar Lyrics


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