Sunday was the day for the annual church service to celebrate the life of Grimaldi, one of the greatest clowns of all time, if not the greatest.
Separately, clowns and church services give me the willies. Together, they'd be overwhelmingly creepy.
Seeing pictures of the service makes me wonder which songs would be suitable for funerals attended by clowns.
Maybe the following...
Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson for a service attended by a clown who is burying a dear one.
Cathy's Clown by the Everley Brothers for the service of a clown whose next of kin is named Cathy.
You won't find another fool like me by The New Seekers for the service of a clown who thought he was the best thing since sliced bread (or since Grimaldi). "I wanna tell ya, You won't find another clown like me babe, No you won't."
Clowntime is Over by Elvis Costello for the service of several clown colleagues who died in a tragic circus van pile up on the M1.
The vicar would wear a flower which would spurt water into the faces of the mourners as they shook hands to thank him for the service.