Kilgary Mountain

As I was a-walkin' 'round Kilgary Mountain
I met with Captain Pepper as his money he was countin'
I rattled my pistols and I drew forth my saber
sayin', "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 shinin' golden coins did look so bright and jolly,
I took 'em with me home and I gave 'em to my Molly;
She promised and she vowed that she never would deceive me,
but the devil's in the women and 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's drawn my pistols and a prisoner I was taken.


They put me into jail without judge or writin',
for robbing Captain Pepper on Kilgary Mountain,
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 fishin' and in bowlin',
and others take delight in carriages a-rollin',
but I take delight in the juice of the barley,
and courtin' pretty girls in the morning so early.