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

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

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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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AKTV 3 months ago
10/14 Don't hear the words very often.
FestusFan2312 3 months ago
14/14. My parents had the vinyl record of the songs from the show. I remember them playing it and I loved that song. I still do. And I now have that same record from 60 years ago and would never part with it.

TimothyMadigan 3 months ago
11/14 - figuring out the rhymes helped for some
JamesDean59 3 months ago
11/11 I guessed on some of them. No way I knew them all.
since they rhymed w/something in the other part of the line, it seemed easier. I think I still had 2 wrong.
kathyo 3 months ago
9/14 all
Renny13 kathyo 3 months ago
Same here. Only I guessed 10 correctly. 😁
Big3Fan 3 months ago
Only eight. Thanks Everett Sloane!
Wendy57 3 months ago
Whole lotta guessing goin’ on with this one, although the melody is burned into my whistlin’ memory. 😚
LabLove 3 months ago
11 of 14. Didn't know the song had words to it. I usually do very well on the show quizzes.
Wiseguy70005 LabLove 3 months ago
Lots of series had unknown lyrics, Bewitched, Star Trek (awful lyrics composed by Gene Roddenberry reportedly so he could share the credit with Alexander Courage and receive royalties). The Odd Couple also had horrible lyrics apparently written for the 1968 movie (the song Is featured on the movie soundtrack) but thankfully not used in the movie or series. Of course the M*A*S*H lyrics can be heard in that movie.
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