Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!

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Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley! is a popular song that was written by Billy Rose, Ballard MacDonald and Joseph Meyer and was first published in 1925. The song was recorded by several popular singers of the era, including a version by Billy Murray in 1925. In the 1930s the song became the theme tune of British dance band pianist Charlie Kunz.[1]

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The song saw a revival, of sorts, in the 1970s, when reworked versions appeared in two TV commercials:

  • in the United States for a Hormel product ("Clap hands / Here comes chili / Hormel / The good time chili...")
  • in the UK for Cadbury’s drinking chocolate ("Cup hands, here comes Cadbury's!") [2]



  1. ^ Ades, David; Bickerdyke, Percy; Holmes, Eric (July 1999). This England's Book of British Dance Bands. Cheltenham: This England Books. pp. 11–13. ISBN 0-906324-25-4. 
  2. ^ Walsh, Irvine, Skagboys, Random House 2012, ISBN 1409028232

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