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The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song

August 26, 2010
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The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song

1960-1968

Now here’s a classic. The Andy Griffith Show, starring Andy Griffith, of course, was a CBS sitcom about a widowed sheriff in a fictional small community called Mayberry in North Carolina.

Its theme song is a whistled version of “The Fishin’ Hole”. It was composed by film and television composers Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer. The original song’s lyrics was written by American actor Everett Sloane; he also did the whistling for the Andy Griffith theme song.

Below is the theme song and complete opening sequence.

Below is the complete version of the theme song (with lyrics). I believe Andy Griffith is the one singing here.

Now for the lyrics.

The Andy Griffith Show theme song lyrics

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.