Thursday, October 24, 2013

Song Meaning: Whiskey in the Jar

Song meaning: Whiskey in the jar from Garage Inc
Metallica's version of "Whiskey in the Jar" from Garage Inc.
Famous Iris song, "Whiskey in the Jar" has an untraceable origin, that is, the primary song writer and and year of its release is unknown. Nevertheless, it has become quite popular over years due to extensive cover versions made by some reputable bands, namely Metallica.

Instead of attempting to retrace its history, I'll just focus on the work of Metallica, who's version is based on the cover of Thin Lizzy. It's fair to say that it was Metallica who popularized the song to a point where it's interesting enough for me to analyze. :-)