Centuries before the Dropkick Murphys screeched out the syllables to “Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced” — a song ripe with tales of chest-beating and one-up-manship — there was “Jock Stewart,” the original bragger’s ballad.
Also known as “I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day,” the song has a somewhat convoluted history. The interwebs tells us that the tune was originally Irish, but then made its way over to Scotland where it evolved into the popular drinking song we know and love today. However, there’s also a chance that the tune actually originated in Scotland, came to Ireland during the colonization of Ulster, and then went back to Scotland. Yikes!