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    #1

    ..., Clap ...

    Hi.

    If you're happy and you know it, Clap your hands. After a comma, we do not start with a capitalization. Why is it capitalized here, please?
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    #2

    Re: ..., Clap ...

    It is part of a song lyric, and these are conventionally treated as verse, the poor cousin of poetry.

    It should be written as in your attachment:

    If you're happy and you know it
    Clap your hands.

    In verse and poetry, the convention is that each line starts with a capital letter.

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