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Whiskey in the Jar

The song “Whiskey in the Jar” was originaly a famous Irish traditional drinking song by the Irish group called the Dubliners. However Metallica’s version (form the Garage Inc. Album) is actually a cover of another cover of the same song done by Thin Lizzy in 1972. The Metallica version earned them a Grammy Award in 1998.

The song is about a young highwayman whom robs an army officer to keep his girlfriend happy and was then later imprisoned after she betrays him.

It is funny that the Metallica music video for the song  is about band playing at a high school party, witch they trash at the end of the song.