It may sound unusual for this song to mention Liberace, given his later-known preferences. But in 1954 Liberace was hotter than velcro: he completely hid the fact that he was gay, and nobody had any idea
. Besides, what else rhymes with Pagliacci? True, Fibonacci, but this isn't a song about math, much less a numerical sequence that approaches the Golden Ratio the higher you progress...
You young whippersnappers don't even know who Pagliacci is, do you? He is the sad clown of classic Italian opera, penned by Leoncavallo. He also shows up in the Smokey Robinson classic "Tears Of A Clown