Merle Haggard & Roy Clark Show Off Their Silly Sides With ‘I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink’

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There’s no denying the fact that Merle Haggard and Roy Clark are two of the greatest entertainers to ever grace country music. So just imagine what it would be like to watch them share a stage!

Well lucky for you, there’s no need to simply imagine such a thing. Haggard and Clark performed together years ago when they decided to play one of Haggard’s biggest hits.

That hit was the rowdy tune “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink.” Released in October 1980, the song climbed to the top spot on the country chart, making it Haggard’s 26th number one hit.

Haggard wrote the entire song himself, which is told through the voice of a man speaking to a woman he’s in a relationship with. Since the woman doesn’t seem to care what he thinks, the narrator proclaims that he will just stay where he is and keep on drinking.

Along with the no-nonsense lyrics, the song’s twangy guitar part is what makes “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” so much fun to listen to. It becomes even more so once you listen to Clark play along with Haggard in the performance we included below!

This undated clip shows Haggard and Clark performing “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” on the set of a television show. Clark doesn’t sing during the performance, opting instead to back up Haggard on his guitar. He gets his own chance to shine a little later when he breaks out into a short guitar solo.

But the best part of the song comes when Haggard and Clark start jamming out together. Although the two were clearly having fun before that moment, their guitar jam was one silly showcase of hilarious antics. They even started to dance around a little bit!

It’s automatically more enjoyable to watch artists perform when you can tell that they’re having a good time. Haggard and Clark’s performance of “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” looked like a blast, so we’re sure y’all will get a kick out of it!