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The clappers

Posted by James Briggs on December 10, 2002

In Reply to: The clappers posted by RogerFisher on December 10, 2002

: What is the derivation of "going like the clappers"

My references say that is US Black, circa 1920+ in origin, and is related to enthusiastic clapping during Gospel Services. I find this only just plausible. Any other offers?