Killgarry, County Cavan


As I was a-walking ’round Kilgarry, County Cavan
I met Captain Pepper as his money I was having
I rattled my pistols and I drew forth my sabre
Saying “stand and deliver, for I am the bold deceiver”
Musha rig um du rum da
Whack fol the daddy o
Whack fol the daddy o
There’s whiskey in the jar

The shining golden coins did look so bright and jolly
I took them with me home, and I gave them to my Molly
She vowed and she swore that she never would leave me
But the devil’s in the women for they never can be easy

When I was awakened between six and seven
The guards were all around me in numbers odd and even
I flew to my pistols but alas I was mistaken
For Molly’d drawn my pistols and a prisoner I was taken

They put me into jail without judge or writing
For robbing Colonel Pepper in Kilgarry, County Cavan
But they didn’t take my fists so I knocked the sentry down
And bid a fond farewell to the jail in Sligo town

Now some take delight in fishing and in bowling
And others take delight in carriages a-rolling
But I take delight in the juice of the barley
And courting pretty girls in the morning bright and early




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