The Andy Griffith Show (sitcom)

    [Reruns and Syndicated Alternate Title: "Andy of Mayberry"]

    (CBS Primetime, 1960 - 1968)

Theme: "Fishin' Hole Theme"

    [a catchy tune with a whistled melody, 
     aka: The Fishin' Hole, 
     aka: Theme From "The Andy Griffith Show", and
     aka: The Andy Griffith Theme;
     aka: Theme for Andy Griffith, as per TV Guide;
     Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "Looking
     For A Lost Chord?" April 28, 1962, pp. 12-13;

     In a TV Interview Earle Hagen reminisced, "I realized what
     the show needed was a simple tune. So I spent all of 15 minutes
     writing it. I called my bass player and drummer and we recorded
     it in a little studio on Fairfax Avenue (in Hollywood.) I
     whistled the tune myself..."
     Hagen shared writing credits with his partner in the music
     production company named "Spencer-Hagen" -- Herb Spencer,
     who also co-founded of the Spencer-Hagen orchestra.]

     Composers: Herb Spencer (ASCAP/BMI)
               [professional name of Herbert Winfield Spencer],
                Earle Hagen (ASCAP/BMI)
               [professional name of Earle Harry Hagen], and
                lyrics added later by Everett Sloane (BMI)

     1970 Publisher: Larrabee Music Corp. (BMI)
                     of Hollywood, CA

     1998 Publisher: Larrabee Music Corp. (BMI)

     Copyright Date: 1970, on sheet music.


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