Usually the song 'Danny Boy' is there to heighten or foreshadow tragedy. Leo plays it while lounging around in his bathrobe when guys burst in with tommyguns in hand and their hats on their heads, he sure looks like the Sacrificial Lion. But not quite.
For added Bad Ass points, Leo casually relights his cigar with his smoking tommygun while gazing at the flaming wreckage of the escape car.
The sequence in the forest where Tom is ordered to execute Bernie. With Bernie - with an incredible over-the-top performance by Turturro - literally begging for his life. "Look into ya heeaaarrtt..."
And the response that takes the rest of the movie to get to. "What heart?"
The Dane calmly threatening Verna in an empty boarding room, casually leaning to avoid a low-hanging lamp (he's that tall) as he stalks her.
How Tom is able to - while getting the crap beat out of him by an enraged Dane - convince Caspar that his loyal Dragon is the one aiding the devious Bernie.