The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49761   Message #1913681
Posted By: Cluin
19-Dec-06 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Whiskey in the Jar
Subject: RE: Whiskey in the Jar
A lotta "folk process" gone on with this song.

Version I know has the chorus:

Musha ring rumma doo rumma da
(hi and its...) Whack fol the daddy-oh
Whack fol the daddy-oh
There's whiskey in the the jar
(hey!)


I think it's evolved to a nonsensical version to enhance its singability since, as anyone who's led a singalong on this one knows, it's a rouser that all enthusiastically join in on.

But I agree about the "interesting" comment.