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Lead singer Jon Fratelli (real name: John Lawler), wrote this for his wife, who worked as an exotic dancer with the stage name Chelsea. Her real name is Heather. (thanks, Kyle Mull - Lawrenceville, GA)
This was the first hit for The Fratellis, and it became a popular song among soccer fans, where it is often played at games. The Celtic team of the Scottish Premier League often uses the song.
The name "Chelsea Dagger" was a play on "Britney Spears." Get it? - Chelsea::Britney, Dagger::Spear.
John Lawler recalled to the Guardian newspaper June 27, 2008 about writing the song: "I remember the night I wrote it - I found the notebook with the lyrics the other night. It came to me really quickly. I was going [sings the familiar refrain] 'Do-do-do-do-do-do' and it was so easy to write that I couldn't believe nobody had ever used [the melody] before."
This was embraced as a theme song by 2010 NHL Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks during their successful season, which culminated in them winning their first championship since 1961.
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