Even on the derided television show,
which my family watched devoutly every Saturday evening as I recall
from my childhood,
Roy Clark was a thorough professional when singing a serious song.
He sang Hank Cochran's "Don't Touch Me If You Don't Love Me, Sweetheart,"
and the performance -- however it was recorded, before a live audience or otherwise --
lingers in my memory, lo! these forty-odd years later.
It came as no surprise
that he founded, and profited from, the Branson live-music showcase, in Missouri.
He must have known everything there was to know about entertaining people.
And that is no small thing.