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"Clap Yo' Hands" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

It was introduced in the musical Oh, Kay! (1926), and was featured by Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson in a song and dance routine in Funny Face (1957).

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