Andy Griffith Fishin’ Hole Song

If you’re a fan of The Andy Griffith Show, you’ve GOT to get the theme song! I heard it on the radio once, bless that disc jockey for having a wild hair and playing an unexpected song, because I totally fell in love with Andy’s fishing hole song in its full glory.

The Fishin’ Hole song is the theme song for The Andy Griffith Show, and the song has WORDS, not just a whistling finger snapping tune. Even better, Andy Griffith himself sings the song.

Andy had a musical background. Prior to The Andy Griffith Show, he appeared in a 1959 Broadway musical called Destry Rides Again and has been featured on 20 different record albums, some of whose songs you can get as an MP3 like The Fishin’ Hole song.

Andy Griffith’s music history went far beyond a couple of songs on a TV show. Andy Griffith started his college studies with the goal of becoming a Moravian preacher, but soon changed his major to music and received a Bachelor of Music degree. He joined a musical fraternity, and had singing roles in several college operettas. After college he taught Music and Drama for several years. In 1960, Andy Griffith was nominated as Distinguished Musical Actor for the Tony Awards, though he lost to Jackie Gleason.

We all know and love Andy Griffith for his many TV roles including The Andy Griffith Show where he captured the hearts of his fans along with co-star Don Knotts. They had actually worked together prior to The Andy Griffith Show in the 1958 movie No Time for Sargeants which was the inspiration for TV sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Another precursor to The Andy Griffith Show was an appearance on the TV show Make Room for Daddy where Andy played a county sheriff/justice of the peace.

You just never know how the pieces will come together in your life, and for Andy the early pieces set the stage for the all-time favorite television series that still captures our hearts decades after they stopped producing episodes.

The Andy Griffith Show ran from 1960-1968, which ended 46 years ago this year, and yet for many of us Andy feels like he’s just around the corner, sitting on a front porch picking at his guitar singing The Fishin’ Hole song.

Gathered together on the front porch are his son Opie, his Aunt Bee and her best friend Clara, deputy Barney Fife and girlfriend Thelma Lou, Goober and Gomer Pyle, Floyd the barber and Howard the county clerk, and Andy’s girlfriend Helen Crump.

Join Andy’s friends and family with their feet tapping and finger’s snapping as they listen to The Fishin’ Hole song as sung by Andy Griffith himself. And if the love of Andy isn’t enough for you to buy Andy’s fishin’ hole song, don’t forget it would make a great gift for a fisherman!

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  • I did not personally know Andy Griffith, but I did recently read a book with a rather odd connection to him. Andy was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The dog park mystery entitled A Shot in the Bark takes place in and around the Mount Airy dog park, though it would be the dog park in Cincinnati rather than North Carolina. Still, it was an interesting connection for me.

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