Do you know the lyrics to The Andy Griffith Show theme song?

You can whistle it...but do you know the words?

The Andy Griffith Show theme song is possibly one of the most iconic themes ever. Even humming the tune can get that whistling stuck in your head for hours.

But this quiz is for the fans who really know their TAGS trivia...the ones who know about the lyrics! We've written about the lyrics behind the theme a few times, even with Andy Griffith himself singing them.

But how well do you know this rarely-heard full theme?

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  1. Well now take down your fishin' ___/ And meet me at the fishin' hole
  2. We may not get a bite all day, but don't you ___ away
  3. What a great place to rest your ___/ And mighty fine for skippin' stones
  4. You'll feel fresh as a ____/ A-sittin' in the shade
  5. Whether it's hot/ Whether it's cool/ Oh what a spot/ For ____ like a fool
  6. What a fine day to take a stroll/ And ____ by the fishin' hole
  7. I can't think of a better way/ To pass the _____
  8. We'll have no ___ to call the roll/ When we get to the fishin' hole
  9. There'll be you, me, and Old Dog Trey/ To do the ___ away
  10. If we don't hook a ___ or bass/ We'll cool our toes in dewy grass
  11. Or else pull up a weed to chaw/ And maybe set and ___
  12. Hangin' around/ Takin' our ease/ Watchin' that hound/ A-scratchin' at his ___
  13. Come on, take down your fishin' pole/ And ___ me at the fishin' hole
  14. I can't ___ of a better way/ To pass the time o' day

Do you know the lyrics to The Andy Griffith Show theme song?

Your Result...

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RichLorn 17 months ago
"And if Helen Crump should be a pain,
we'll use our poles to smash her brain."
oldmoe51 17 months ago
7/14 ive never heard the song
Zip 17 months ago
Thought I had aced it. Didn't know there was a second verse. Rats.
MaryAnn 17 months ago
I only got 9 right, but by golly that was fun!
FestusFan2312 17 months ago
14/14. I remember the song from the Andy Griffith Show album. Still play it. I love Elly’s Theme and the Mayberry March. Nothing can nor ever will beat this show.
Maverick66 17 months ago
12/14. Not too bad, considering that it has been ages since I heard the lyrics.
MrsPhilHarris 17 months ago
I got 10/14. I’ve heard Andy sing it but never really paid close attention.
SgtForever 17 months ago
11/14 Ugh I need to practice
Wendy57 17 months ago
In guessing, I just picked the answer that would sound true to Mayberry folks. Did better than I thought I would. “ Purty Lucky, I reckon.”
Big3Fan 17 months ago
I ran when shoulda rushed, ambled when I shoulda wandered and did the day instead of the time. However, I bested my score by one from 13 months ago.
cperrynaples 17 months ago
10/14! and is it a really fair quiz when the lyrics are never really sung? I mean Leave It To Beaver has lyrics, but you NEVER heard them!
daDoctah cperrynaples 17 months ago
I've got a whole list of TV show themes that are thought of as instrumentals but that do have lyrics. Shows like "Peter Gunn", "Hogan's Heroes", and even Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show". TAGS is on the list but probably shouldn't be, since so many people at least know about the words even if they can't quote all of them.
teire 17 months ago
12/14. Thought this seemed familiar.
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