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Down by the fishing hole

Bet you didn't know there were lyrics to that theme song for The Andy Griffith Show. That's just one of the things I was reminded of as I got ready to write this blog about the star of that show, who celebrates birthday number 84 today. The song was called "Down By The Fishing Hole," and the whistling was done by Earle Hagen, who was one of the theme song's co-writers. Sing it everybody: "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." I also discovered that a lot of people have birds that can whistle the theme song. And their owners are so proud of that fact that they videotaped them and put the video on youtube.  Here's the best one I found. A fitting tribute to old Sheriff Taylor.  (What-- you were hoping for a Matlock tribute?)

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