The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49761   Message #1913655
Posted By: Cluin
19-Dec-06 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: Whiskey in the Jar
Subject: RE: Whiskey in the Jar
"There's whiskey in the jar!" comes as the last line of the chorus. It's meant to indicate that the singers should stop and take a slug before proceeding on with the story.

Kind of like that ubiquitous line "But I'll sing no more now... `till I get a drink!" which ended a lot of songs. Often the last bit was spoken loudly instead of sung.