No, the song wasn't written by The Wurzels, who had a huge United Kingdom hit with it in 1976, but by Irish comedian Brendan Grace, who went to Number One in Ireland a year earlier with the rustic version of Melanie's Brand New Key.
His family said that he died peacefully and was grateful for the outpouring of support from fans since the announcement of his illness.
Speaking on RTÉ Radio One's Morning Ireland was Tom Kelly, Brendan's booking agent for 27 years. "He gave a performance every night that merited the applause he received".
He had been receiving treatment in hospital for pneumonia when the more serious illness was discovered.
He added: "We can look back with pride on Brendan's lifetime".
"His family are a great support to him at this hard time and respect for their privacy would be much appreciated".
The Father Ted star passed away peacefully just after midnight, his family say.
Grace began his career in entertainment over 50 years ago, starting off as a singer, before discovering his natural talents for comedy. His most famous acting role was in Father Ted, but he also had a successful stand-up career in both the USA and Ireland.
Grace is also familiar to United Kingdom comedy fans thanks to a memorable guest appearance on Father Ted.
Grace is survived by his wife Eileen, whom he married in 1973, four children and their grandchildren.