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As I was going over the far famed Kerry Mountains
I spied Captain Farrel and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistol and then I produced my rapier
Saying stand and deliver for you are a bold deceiver

Musha ring dam a do dam a da
Whack for di daddio
Whack for di daddio
There's whiskey in the jar

I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
I put it in my pocket and I took it home to Jennie
She swore and she sighed that she never would deceive me
But the Devil take the woman for they never can be easy


I went onto my chamber for to take a little slumber
I dreamt of golden jewels and for sure it was no wonder
But Jennie drew my charges and she filled them up with water
Then sent for Captain Farrel to be ready for the slaughter


It was early in the morning as I rose to rtavel
Up comes a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrel
I first produced my pistol for she'd stolen away my rapier
But I couldn't shoot the water so a prisoner I was taken


There's some take delight in the carriages a-rolling
Others take delight in the hurley and the bowling
But I take delight in the juice of the barley
And courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early


And if anyone can aid me 'tis my brother in the army
If I can fight a station in Cork or in Killarney
And if he'll go with me we'll be roaming in Kilkenny
And I'm sure he'll treat me better than my only sporting Jennie

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