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Andy Griffith Sings the Lyrics to The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song

Stacy Conradt

Well, I'll be. Before producers of The Andy Griffith Show decided that whistling set the tone for the show, Sheriff Taylor himself recorded a version of the song with lyrics. That's not him whistling, by the way - that was composer Earle H. Hagen. Here's Andy singing "The Fishing Hole."

Rest in Peace, Andy.