“Whiskey in the Jar” is a well-known Irish traditional song, set in the southern mountains of Ireland, often with specific mention of counties Cork and Kerry, as well as Fenit, a village in County Kerry. The song is about a Rapparee (Highwayman), who is betrayed by his wife or lover, and is one of the most widely performed traditional Irish songs. It has been recorded by numerous professional artists since the 1950s.
A Scotsman clad in kilt left the bar one evening fair
And one could tell by how he walked he’d drunk more
than his share
He tumbled on until he could no longer keep his feet
he stumbled off into the grass to sleep beside the