whiskey in the jar chords

Whiskey In The Jar Chords | How To Play Whiskey In The Jar By Thin Lizzy

Performance notes for Whiskey In The Jar Chords

In this lesson were going to cover Thin Lizzy’s classic Whiskey In The Jar. Although there is plenty of lead parts in the song to learn to make it authentic today we are going to focus on the rhythm sections. The intro section is the hardest which is well covered in the guitar lesson video above so make sure you watch the video. The strumming for the song is the same the whole way through, which is a basic down-up-down-up. 

The chords used are G Major, G/F#, E Minor, C Major, and D Major.

Whiskey In The Jar Chords And Chord Fingerings

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Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Verse

    G                                 Em
As I was goin over the cork and kerry mountains
   C                                                G
I saw captain farrell and his money he was countin
                                                     Em
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
               C                                      G
I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya

Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

              D                                        C
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Whack for my daddy-o

Whack for my daddy-o
                     G
Theres whiskey in the jar-o

Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Verse 2

 
    G                                             Em
I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
    C                                             G
I took all of his money and I brought it home to molly
                                                     Em
She swore that shed love me, never would she leave me
                 C                                                  G
But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy

Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

              D                                        C
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Whack for my daddy-o

Whack for my daddy-o
                     G
Theres whiskey in the jar-o

Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Verse 3

G                                          Em
Being drunk and weary I went to mollys chamber
C                                                       G
Takin my money with me and I never knew the danger
                                                   Em
For about six or maybe seven in walked captain farrell
                  C                                                 G
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

              D                                        C
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Whack for my daddy-o

Whack for my daddy-o
                     G
Theres whiskey in the jar-o

Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Verse 4

           G                                                Em
Now some men like the fishin and some men like the fowlin
           C                                         G
And some men like ta hear a cannon ball a roarin
                                  Em
Me I like sleepin specially in my mollys chamber
          C                                          G
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah

Whiskey In The Jar Chords/Lyrics/Chorus

              D                                        C
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Whack for my daddy-o

Whack for my daddy-o
                     G
Theres whiskey in the jar-o