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Duration: 2:59 
Release Date: 1947  (gregwriter) 
Lyrics By: Hy Heath, Johnny Lange (gregwriter) 
Music By: Hy Heath, Johnny Lange (gregwriter) 
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  • Day's real name was Owen Patrick McNulty, and he was one of the country's most popular Irish tenors of the 1940s and '50s. He was also one of the first artists to cover folk bluesman Huddie “Leadbelly" Ledbetter's "Goodnight, Irene." He passed away on June 22, 1988 in Bel Air, CA at the age of 72. This song was also recorded by Bing Crosby and Petula Clark, of all people. Day, who was a regular on the "Jack Benny Program," used that forum to sell even more copies of this 78 RPM. (gregwriter)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Now Clancy was a peaceful man, if you know what I mean.
    The cops picked up the pieces after Clancy left the scene.
    He never looked for trouble, that's a fact you can assume.
    But never-the-less, when trouble would press,
    Clancy lowered the boom!

    Oh, that Clancy! Oh, that Clancy!
    Whenever they got his Irish up,
    Clancy lowered the boom!

    O'Leary was a fighting man, they all knew he was tough.
    He strutted 'round the neighborhood, a-shootin' off his guff.
    He picked a fight with Clancy, then and there he sealed his doom. Before you could shout "O'Leary, look out!"
    Clancy lowered the boom!

    Clancy left the barber shop with tonic on his hair,
    He walked into the poolroom and he met O'Reilly there.
    O'Reilly said "For goodness sakes, now do I smell perfume?"
    Before you could stack your cue in the rack,
    Clancy lowered the boom!

    Mulrooney walked into the bar and ordered up a round.
    He left his drink to telephone, and Clancy drank it down.
    Mulrooney said "Who drunk me drink? I'll lay him in his tomb!"
    Before you could pat the top of your hat,
    Clancy lowered the boom!

    O'Houlihan delivered ice to Misses Clancy's flat.
    He'd always linger for a while, to talk of this and that.
    One day he kissed her just as Clancy walked into the room.
    Before you could say the time of day,
    Clancy lowered the boom!

    The neighbors all turned out for Kate O'Grady's weddin' night.
    McDoogle said "Let's have some fun - I think I'll start a fight!"
    He wrecked the hall, then kissed the bride and pulverized the groom. Then quick as a wink, before you could think,
    Clancy lowered the boom!
    Current Rating 10.0 (2 votes)
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