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Andy Griffith Show

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Andy Griffith Show theme actually had lyrics written for it at the beginning. It's called The Fishin' Hole, written by Everett Slaoane, Earle Hagen, and Herbert Spencer. Andy sang the words, but didn't do the whistling - that was Earle doing that. The show ran from 1960-68 Mayberry, the little town we loved. (But I would have gone absolutely bananas there!)

Well, now, take down your fishin' pole and meet me at the fishin' hole,
We may not get a bite all day, but don't you rush away.


What a great place to rest your bones and mighty fine for skippin' stones,
You'll feel fresh as a lemonade, a-settin' in the shade.


Whether it's hot, whether it's cool, oh what a spot for whistlin' like a fool.


What a fine day to take a stroll and wander by the fishin' hole,
I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day.


We'll have no need to call the roll when we get to the fishin' hole,
There'll be you, me, and Old Dog Trey, to doodle time away.


If we don't hook a perch or bass, we'll cool our toes in dewy grass,
Or else pull up a weed to chaw, and maybe set and jaw.


Hangin' around, takin' our ease, watchin' that hound a-scratchin' at his fleas.


Come on, take down your fishin' pole and meet me at the fishin' hole,
I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day.

(You give me half the fish, and I'll tell my Mom to let you live)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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And here's the whistling link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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